Fields earns Olympic berth at US men's BMX trials
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Connor Fields has won the U.S. men's BMX trials to automatically qualify for the London Olympics, holding off Corben Sharrah, Mike Day and Barry Nobles in the final.
Fields will be joined on the team by David Herman, who earned a spot by leading USA Cycling's power rankings, and a discretionary selection to be announced later Saturday night.
Arielle Martin and a discretionary pick will compete in the women's race in London.
The 19-year-old Fields has been dominant most of the season, winning three straight World Cup finals from the end of last year through the beginning of this year. Fields had been leading the power rankings until a disappointing result at last month's world championships.
The Olympic BMX finals are scheduled for Aug. 10.