Best in Show
Three champions at the nationals stood out above the rest:
Chaunte Lowe Broke the U.S. high jump record she set in May with a leap of 6'8¾". Only seven women in history have jumped higher. Lowe also finished second in the long jump. Bonus: She has a wide array of celebratory dance moves.
Kara Patterson Crushed Kim Kreiner's three-year-old U.S. javelin record by more than eight feet with a throw of 218'9". The mark moves Patterson (below) within range of the world's best in an event that has had no U.S. Olympic medal contenders since Kate (the Great) Schmidt won bronze in 1972 and '76.
David Oliver Won the 110-meter hurdles in 12.93 seconds, tying him with Renaldo Nehemiah as the seventh-fastest man in history. Oliver's mark was the best in the world so far this year.