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1948 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)

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Date(s)  July 9-10
Level  Senior
Main stadium  Tad Gormley Stadium
Type  Outdoor
1948 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)
Host city  Evanston, Illinois, United States

The Men's portion of the 1948 United States Olympic Trials for track and field were held at Dyche Stadium on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Organized by Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the two-day competition lasted from July 9 and 10.

The results of the event determined qualification for the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London.


The women's Olympic Trials was conducted on July 12 as a single day event in Providence, Rhode Island. It was considered horribly organized, or at least the women athletes were not accorded the same respect as the men in the sense that they had to conduct heats, semi-finals and finals all in the same day. Audrey Patterson ran five races that day to qualify in two events. Lillian Young ran three races and long jumped.


1948 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Wikipedia

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