Photos by: Eric Taylor
EUGENE, Or. - Team Virginia truly showed out this weekend and proved once again that those from the Commonwealth of Virginia are truly the kings and queens of 400s. Representing Virginia were 16 athletes in 19 entered events these past few weeks at the USATF Olympic Team Trials. Out of those 16 athletes, 25% or four of the athletes have advanced to make the Olympic team for the United States.
Making the Olympic team for Virginia are gold medalists LaShawn Merritt (200/400), Francena McCorory (4x400 Relay) and first time Olympians Byron Robinson (400mH) and David Verburg (400).
Meet Team Virginia's Olympic representatives on the following pages!