Five For Friday: Track and Field
Alise Post, a 2012 Olympian, is among nine U.S. athletes competing in the UCI BMX World Championships in Medellin, Colombia.
Up to five individual spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are up for grabs. Podium finishes would lock spots in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games; up to three men’s and two women’s berths are available for U.S. medal winners. Additionally, any men’s athlete who finishes among the top eight will earn a spot on the team long list.
Post finished fourth, seventh and 12th at the first three worlds cups of the season.
In addition to Post, other U.S. women in the world championships are Dani George and 2015 Pan American Games champion Felicia Stancil. Brooke Crain, a 2012 Olympian, is out with a broken fibula, but she could still make the Olympic team if George or Stancil miss the podium in Medellin.
On the men’s team are 2012 Olympians Nic Long and David Herman, as well as Justin Posey, Corben Sharrah, Jeffrey Upshaw and Tanner Sebesta. Sharrah won the season-opening world cup in March in Argentina.
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Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.