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Jasmine Moore - Florida (Mansfield Lake Ridge) - The 2019 graduate from Lake Ridge has done a lot and has been to many places since graduating. She's been to the University of Georgia for college, Tokyo for the Olympics, she then transferred to the University of Florida to continue in college, she was just in Eugene, Oregon to win two NCAA titles two weeks ago, and this past weekend she was back to compete at the US Championships.
She was runner-up in the long jump with a 22-3.75 and third in the triple jump to finish third overall in 46-5.25 to make the team in two events.
All of that travel and all of the work wasn't for nothing. This weekend, she became the only American woman to qualify for the World Championships in the long jump and triple jump in the same year.
Ryan Crouser - Texas - Crouser is originally from Oregon, but competing for the University of Texas and being a Texas Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Famer, he gets a place on this list. The world record holder and Olympic Champion is the best shot putter in American history; he had four throws over 75 feet including the world leading 75-10.25.
Fred Kerley - Texas A&M (Taylor) - Kerley, a 2013 graduate of Taylor continues to defy popular beliefs and reclassify perceptions of his abilities. He is known for his 400m performances in college as well as in the first years as a pro.
However, last year he has dropped down into the short sprints more specifically the 100m he won an Olympic silver medal. Kerley won the 100m this weekend in 9.77 and will be a favorite to medal at the World Championships. He also finished third in the 200m with a time of 19.83 to seal his second event qualifier for the World Championships.
It will be hard to pry success out of the hands of Kerley in any event at the World Championships. He is the only man to win races in the 100m, 200m, and 400m distances in Diamond League events.
Trayvon Bromell - Baylor - Floridian and former Baylor Bear sprinter is making a comeback after being sidelined by injury at the most important part of the season last year. He ran 9.85 this weekend for a PR, grabbing second place and securing himself a spot on the US team in the 100m and the relay.
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Champion Allison - Florida - (Richmond George Ranch) - Champion Allison is enjoying a heck of a season. After transferring from Alabama to fellow SEC member Florida, Allison helped the Gators to success in the 4x400 relay. They won the NCAA championships (relay and overal team championships) and ran a collegiate record. He finished runner-up in the 400m at the NCAA Championships with runs of 44.29 and 44.41. Champ blazed a 43.70 PR to finish runner-up at the US Nationals.
Not only does that qualify him for the national team, but it also makes him the 10th fastest man in the event ever.
Alaysha Johnson - Oregon - (Spring. Westfield) - The former Oregon Duck was back on her home turf for the championships and she used some of the familiarity to her advantage. Johnson blazed through the rounds, but saved her best for the final when she ran a 12.35 PR into a negative headwind. Although it was a runner-up finish, she was .01 from the win as she still made the US team and can now focus on winning a world title.
Shamier Little - Texas A&M - Former Aggie Shamier Little ran a season's best race to make the team in one of the toughest events in the country. After just missing out on last year's Olympic team, the Chicago native ran 53.92 to narrowly grab the last qualifying spot.
Bryce Hoppel - Kansas - (Midland) - Hoppell continued his effective 800m running of consistently making championship teams. Hoppel won the national title in 1:44.60 for a season best run, which was over a second off his 1:43.23 PR. However, he'll now have the chance to add to his bronze medal from the previous World Championships as well as shoot for the gold.
Brandon Miller - Texas A&M - Last summer, Miller just missed out on making the USA Olympic team, but the Texas A&M star has won a NCAA title and finished third place in the event. He ran 1;45.19 to finish third.
Athing Mu - Texas A&M - After just one majestic year of college, Mu has flipped the world of track and field upside down. She continues to be dominant in the 800m after winning the US title and Olympic title last year. Mu ran 1:57.16 to win her second national title.
Raevyn Rogers - Oregon - (Houston Kinkaid) - The 2014 graduate from the Kinkaid School has been a wrecking force in track and field for years. After winning multiple NCAA title at Oregon, Rogers has continued her success as a pro. Rogers won a silver medal at the last World Championships and is a 2021 Olympic Bronze medalist in the 800m. After posting a 1:57.96, for a season's best, she will compete again on the world stage for another medal.