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Track and Field trials in full gear

Updated: June 26, 2012, 3:17 AM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- The persistent rain ruined high jumper Jesse Williams' rhythm and nearly washed away his Olympic chances right along with it.

The reigning world champion bowed out of the competition in fourth place at the U.S. Olympic trials on Monday night.

A potential disaster for a jumper the Americans are counting on to secure some sort of medal at the London Games.

Only the top three earn spots to the Olympics, provided they have reached the Olympic "A" standard of 7 feet, ...

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