It may be the fairest system, but, as decathlete Ashton Eaton said, "if the goal is to send the best team, I'm not sure the trials method is the best method."
Youth dominating at U.S. Olympic track and field trials →
"This was the first time. I did 300 meters in practice once," he said. "I still train as a decathlete, but sometimes I just throw hurdles in front of my workouts I guess."
Eaton fourth in 400 hurdles at Mt SAC Relays →