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North Carolina Athletes Shine at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

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The U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials concluded in Eugene, Oregon, with several athletes from North Carolina securing their spots for the Paris Olympics. Charlotte native Anna Cockrell, a Providence Day alumna and two-time Olympian, finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.64. Raleigh’s Veronica Fraley, a Clemson and Vanderbilt alumna, qualified in the discus throw, securing third place with a throw of 62.54 meters.

McKenzie Long, who ran for NC State and Ole Miss, earned a spot in the women’s 200-meter race by finishing third with a time of 21.91. Other notable qualifiers include Duke’s Brynn King in pole vault, North Carolina’s Parker Wolfe in the 5,000 meters, and Madison Wiltrout in javelin throw. These athletes’ impressive performances highlight the strength and talent of North Carolina’s track and field community.