Top three in each event qualify for Olympic team. All events except 5,000 meters will be telecast, live and on tape, over CBS-TV on Saturday, July 2 (5 p.m. to 7 p.m., EDT).
SPRINTS: Ray Norton, in good health again and with best top speed in world, should win both 100 and 200 meters. Charlie Tidwell, with good acceleration, top speed near Norton's, will be close. Dark horses: Paul Winder, Dave Sime, Les Carney, Bobby Morrow.
400 METERS: Heavy favorites are powerful Ted Woods, NCAA champion, and Otis Davis, AAU winner. Wide-open race for other spot. Dark horses: Willie Williams, Vic Hall, Dave Mills.
800 METERS: Ernie Cunliffe, who sets killing early pace, Jerry Siebert and Tom Murphy, who prefer fast finish, are clear-cut favorites. Dark horses: Jim Cerveny, Lou Merriman.
1,500 METERS: Dyrol Burleson, with wonderful strength, driving finish, should win over Jim Grelle, who can't finish quite as hard. Dark horses: Ed Moran, Bobby Seaman, Bob Holland, Archie San Romani Jr.
5,000 METERS: Jim Beatty, with best speed, strength, finishing kick, is class of field. Bill Dellinger, AATJ champ, rates second to Beatty, with Max Truex, off AAU 10,000 showing, third. Dark horse: Bob Soth.
3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE: Erratic Deacon Jones, with fast 8:49.7 at Compton, is favorite, but determined, well-trained Phil Coleman is a strong threat. Improving Tom Oakley could surprise. Dark horses: Charley Clark, George Young, Ike Matza.
110-METER HIGH HURDLES: Old, bold campaigner Lee Calhoun, a flawless technician, at peak for trials. Faces great challenge from Hayes Jones, faster off blocks, slower over hurdles. Dark horses: Willie May, Chuck Cobb.
400-METER HURDLES: Glenn Davis, back at best, has too much speed, skill for competition. Eddie Southern, strong Dick Howard should take other places. Dark horses: Cliff Cushman, Josh Culbreath, Rex Cawley.
SHOTPUT: Bill Nieder, the strongest, Parry O'Brien, most experienced, and Dallas Long should edge Dave Davis for Olympic places.