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Shuey Finishes Second at U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, Awaits Fate on Tokyo Games

Johnsonburg alum Michael Shuey finished second at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. Photo submitted.

EUGENE, OR. – Johnsonburg graduate Michael Shuey finished second in Monday’s javelin finals at the United States Track and Field Olympic Trials, and now awaits his fate for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Shuey’s third of six throws on Monday traveled 79.24 meters (260-0) at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. That toss held up for second place.

None of the top three finishers – Curtis Thompson (82.78 meters, 271-7), Shuey, and Riley Dolezal 77.07 (252-10) met the Olympic qualifying standard of 85.0 meters.

Shuey is now in wait and see mode, and will know his fate after the qualifying period ends on June 30. The Olympic qualifiers are determined by a combination of throws in trials and world rankings (half of each). His No. 20 world ranking currently qualifies him.

Shuey goes to the Olympic team processing on Tuesday.

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