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Allyson Felix Finishes 4th, No Chance for Olympic Double



    Tori Bowie, left, beats Jenna Prandini and Allyson Felix, right, in the finals of the women's 200-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 10, 2016, in Eugene Ore.

    Allyson Felix's chance at the Olympic double is over. She was beaten out for third place by .01 seconds by a diving Jenna Prandini in the 200-meter final at U.S. Track and Field Trials on Sunday. 

    Felix was shooting for the 200-400 double, made possible when Olympic organizers changed the schedule after a request that originated in the United States. 

    She made the 400-meter final, but in her signature event — the one where she was hoping to defend her Olympic title — she could not make it through. 

    Prandini will be joined by Tori Bowie and Deajah Stevens, who finished 1-2. 

    It wouldn't have mattered if Molly Huddle celebrated this one early.

    Huddle finished well ahead of the pack to win the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Sunday at Hayward Field. 

    The American record-holder in the event finished in 15 minutes, 5.01 seconds. Huddle also won the 10,000 meters at the Trials last weekend to earn a spot on the U.S. team for the Rio Games next month. 

    Last year at the world championships in Beijing, Huddle celebrated too early in the 10,000-meter race, costing her the bronze medal. 

    This will be Huddle's second Olympic appearance — she finished 11th in the 5,000 at the London Games. 

    She said this week she'll likely focus on the 5,000 alone in Brazil. 

    Meanwhile, New Jersey prep star Sydney McLaughlin became the first 16-year-old in 40 years to make the U.S. Olympic track team with a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles on Sunday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials. 

    McLaughlin joins winner Dalilah Muhammad and runner-up Ashley Spencer on the team headed to Rio. Muhammad, the silver medalist at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, finished in 52.88 seconds. 

    McLaughlin's time of 54.14 was a junior world record. She will be a senior at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, next fall. 

    The last 16-year-old to make the team was 100-meter hurdler Rhonda Brady in 1976.