In 'year of the youth,' chances for US track newcomers, too
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger.
There could be a youth movement underway on the track over the next two weeks.
A group of up-and-comers are angling for spots on America's Olympic track team, hoping to duplicate the success a new crop of swimmers is making at that sport's trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
That includes 17-year-old sprinter Candace Hill, longshot possibility to make the U.S. squad for the Rio Olympics in the 100 meters, 200 meters or perhaps even both.
Hill is already the world's fastest girl ever, courtesy of a number of youth records she set last season, including in the 200, which she ran in 22.43 seconds.