The Road To Rio: Which Florida Athletes Are Competing At The Olympic Trials?

Justin Gatlin pictured above is one of the favorites to advance to Rio in the 100m & 200m. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The road to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Team USA starts Friday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Olympic Trials will feature over three dozen athletes who went to high school in the Sunshine State and dozens more with ties to Florida whether it be attending college or training here at the professional ranks.  Here is a look at those who spent their high school years in Florida and will be looking to dawn the red,white, and blue come August.

Men's 100m Dash - Justin Gatlin (9.78), Trayvon Bromell (9.84), Marvin Bracy (9.94), Walter Dix (10.03), Jeff Demps (10.06), Dentarius Locke (10.12)

Men's 200m Dash - Justin Gatlin (19.74), Dedric Dukes (19.99), Walter Dix (20.14), Kendal Williams (20.26), Curtis Mitchell (20.37)

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Mens 400m Dash - Arman Hall (44.82), Tony McQuay (45.17)

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Mens 400mH - Bershawn "Batman" Jackson (48.09), TJ Holmes (49.31)

Mens 3000mSC - Mark Parrish (8:35.56)

Mens High Jump - Bobby Harris (2.20m)

Mens Triple Jump - Donald Scott (17.02m), Jeremiah Green (16.68m)

Mens Decathlon - Garrett Scantling (8,107 points)

Women's 100m Dash - Barbara Pierre (10.92), Shayla Sanders (11.13), Octavious Freeman (11.14), Kaylin Whitney (11.17), Teahna Daniels (11.21), Deanna HIll (11.21), Tristie Johnson (11.26)

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Women's 200m Dash - Kaylin Whitney (22.47), Shakima Wimbley (22.56), Deanna Hill (22.60)

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Women's 400m Dash - Sanya Richards - Ross (45.95), Shakima Wimbley (50.90), Kala Funderburk (51.09), Ebony Eutsey (51.39), Robin Reynolds (51.84)

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Women's 1500m Run - Jennifer Simpson (3:57.30), Stephanie Schappert (4:09.41)

Women's 5000m Run - Nicole Tully (15:04.08)

Women's 100m Hurdles - Brianna Rollins, Ebony Morrison (12.76)

Women's Long Jump - DerRenae Freeman (6.54m), Darrielle McQueen (6.51m)

Women's Triple Jump - Darrielle McQueen (13.61m)

Women's High Jump - Maya Pressley (1.90m)

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