2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Night 3: Noah Lyles is headed to Paris

Men’s 100m

In the men’s 100m final, defending world champion Noah Lyles secured his second Olympic berth with a victory in the final in 9.83 seconds. That time matches Lyles’ career-best time, even while letting up slightly at the finish.

“Part of the plan,” Lyles told NBC Sports’ Lewis Johnson after the race. “Nothing has changed. When you know the goal, you know the goal.”

Kenny Bednarek and Fred Kerley will join Lyles in the Olympic 100m in Paris. Bednarek’s time of 9.87 seconds was his personal best, and Kerley’s 9.88 was his 2024 season’s best. Bednarek was the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist in the 200m and now shoots for a 100m medal, while Kerley secured 100m silver in Tokyo.

Simply put, the U.S. men’s 100m team is loaded.

“I just stayed calm and collected,” Bednarek said. “I just executed the race, plain and simple. The sky’s the limit for me.”

Meanwhile, Christian Coleman misses an Olympic spot by just .05-seconds, the first team he’s failed to make in seven years.

1) *Noah Lyles | 9.83
2) *Kenny Bednarek | 9.87
3) *Fred Kerley | 9.88
4) Christian Coleman | 9.93
5) Christian Miller | 9.98
6) Courtney Lindsey | 10.02
7) Brandon Hicklin | 10.03
8) Kendal Williams | 10.04
9) JT Smith | 10.22
*Clinched Olympic spot

First appeared on www.nbcolympics.com

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