USC's Isaiah Jewett Makes U.S. Olympic Team in the 800m
June 24, 2021
USC's Isaiah Jewett made the U.S. Olympic Team by bettering his school record and taking second in the men's 800m final at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. today (June 21).
Jewett took second in the U.S. 800m final with a time of 1:43.85 to secure a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Jewett's time broke his own school record (1:44.68) which he set on the same track 10 days ago in winning the NCAA men's 800m title. The Los Angeles native's time currently ranks fourth in the world this outdoor season.
Jewett will join Duane Solomon (2012) as the only two USC men's 800m runners to make an Olympic team in the last eight Olympic Games, dating back through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Jewett joins Michael Norman (M-400m) and Allyson Felix (W-400m) who already qualified for the 2020 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23-Aug. 8. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials will pick back up again on June 24.