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Las Vegas’ Connor Fields finishes 4th in BMX seeding run

Team USA BMX rider Connor Fields, who is from Las Vegas, finished fourth in Wednesday’s seeding run at the Rio Olympic Games.

The reigning BMX world champions earned the top Olympic seeds after finishing first in their respective qualifying runs.

France’s Joris Daudet was first on the men’s side after finishing the roughly quarter-mile course in 34.617 seconds. He was followed by David Graf of Switzerland, Sam Willoughby of Australia and Fields, who clocked in at 34.768 seconds. Fields is a Green Valley High graduate and competed in the 2012 Olympics in London.

The men race next on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

In the women’s draw, Mariana Pajon of Colombia took the top seed with a time of 34.508 seconds. Pajon will be followed by Caroline Buchanan of Australia and Laura Smulders of the Netherlands.

The women next race on Friday.

Seeding Run Results:


1. Joris Daudet, France, 34.617.

2. David Graf, Switzerland, 34.678.

3. Sam Willoughby, Australia, 34.714.

4. Connor Fields, United States, 34.768.

5. Corben Sharrah, United States, 34.893.

6. Twan van Gendt, Netherlands, 34.933.

7. Maris Strombergs, Latvia, 34.953.

8. Niek Kimmann, Netherlands, 35.070.

9. Nicholas Long, United States, 35.088.

10. Liam Phillips, Britain, 35.095.

11. Amidou Mir, France, 35.248.

12. Yoshitaku Nagasako, Japan, 35.286.

13. Bodi Turner, Australia, 35.333.

14. Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala, Colombia, 35.341.

15. Luis Brethauer, Germany, 35.379.

16. Renato Rezende, Brazil, 35.404.

17. Jelle van Gorkom, Netherlands, 35.413.

18. Tory Nyhaug, Canada, 35.422.

19. Carlos Alberto Ramirez Yepes, Colombia, 35.423.

20. Anthony Dean, Australia, 35.445.

21. Kyle Evans, Britain, 35.776.

22. Jeremy Rencurel, France, 35.884.

23. Jefferson Milano, Venezuela, 35.945.

24. Niklas Laustsen, Denmark, 36.199.

25. Trent Jones, New Zealand, 36.331.

26. Kyle Dodd, South Africa, 36.454.

27. Alfredo Campo, Ecuador, 36.463.

28. Tore Navrestad, Norway, 36.484.

29. Gonzalo Molina, Argentina, 36.860.

30. Evgeny Komarov, Russia, 36.958.

31. Toni Syarifudin, Indonesia, 40.975.

32. Edzus Treimanis, Latvia, DNF.


1. Mariana Pajon, Colombia, 34.508.

2. Caroline Buchanan, Australia, 34.752.

3. Laura Smulders, Netherlands, 35.114.

4. Stefany Hernandez, Venezuela, 35.202.

5. Simone Christensen, Denmark, 35.251.

6. Elke Vanhoof, Belgium, 35.325.

7. Brooke Crain, United States, 35.345.

8. Alise Post, United States, 35.509.

9. Merle van Benthem, Netherlands, 35.644.

10. Lauren Reynolds, Australia, 35.666.

11. Yaroslava Bondarenko, Russia, 35.682.

12. Manon Valentino, France, 36.377.

13. Amanda Carr, Thailand, 36.464.

14. Nadja Pries, Germany, 37.152.

15. Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval, Brazil, 37.534.

16. Maria Gabriela Diaz, Argentina, 40.073.

Review-Journal contributed to this article.

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