Eugene, OR – Galen Rupp won the men's 5,000 meters at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in a meet record time, adding to his 10,000 meters victory from last Friday.
Rupp broke the 40-year-old trials record held by Steve Prefontaine by finishing Thursday night's race in 13 minutes, 22.67 seconds to beat American record holder Bernard Lagat by .15 seconds. Lopez Lomong grabbed the third Olympic spot with a time of 13:24.47.
"I'm on cloud nine," said Rupp. "We have two great guys, incredible finishers. I was just trying to get in there and I'm just happy I was able to hang on."
Lance Brooks captured the discus throw with a mark of 65.15 meters. Jarred Rome also earned a spot on the Olympic team, as did Jason Young.
Brad Walker won the pole vault with a mark of 5.67 meters. Jeremy Scott and Derek Miles also gained Olympic berths.
Julie Culley (15:13.77) finished first in the women's 5,000 meters, and Evan Jager (8:17.40) won the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase.