Dead heat finish between Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh. Photo: USATF
As impressive as it was, Michael Phelps's mustache shaving didn't make the cut. Neither did a lot of worthy moments: Galen Rupp winning the 10,000m, Lashaun Merritt winning the men's 400m, Sanya Richards-Ross winning the women's 400m, University of Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin winning the long jump, or Bryshon Nellum recovering from a 2008 bullet wound to qualify in the 400m. Here are the top five moments from this past weekend's Olympic track and field trails. And yes, all of the moments below are from track and field.
5. SHE HAD HER SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST ON SPEED DIAL
Before the trials, some sites mentioned that Lolo Jones ranked ninth in the 100m hurdles. Those familiar with her story know nine is not a good number for her. In Beijing, she clipped the ninth hurdle while leading the race and lost her chance at a medal. She wasn't so sure she could qualify when she woke up the morning of the race. She said in a press conference that before the race she had her sports psychologist on speed dial 1, her pastor on speed dial 2, and her mom on speed dial 3. She didn't need to dial any of them after the event, at least with bad news. She took third place, good enough to qualify for the Olympics. We're not sure sure how much of her finish resulted from a starting line tactic she revealed on Twitter.
Watch the Women's 100m Hurdles
4. THE WORLD'S SECOND FASTEST MAN THIS YEAR
You know who has the first fastest time with a 9.76. While some sites have mentioned a Jamaican sweep in the 100 meters, the sprinters in this race are probably sick of hearing about it. Leading them is 30-year-old Justin Gatlin, who clocked a 9.80 in the finals on Sunday night.
Watch the Men's 100m