Written by KSBY Staff for KSBY, Jan. 19, 2020

Top athletes from across the country are in our Central Coast backyard this weekend vying for a spot at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Over the past two days, Cal Poly has hosted the final national qualifying event for athletes competing in the modern pentathlon.

Up to 50 athletes will compete for a spot on the USA Pentathlon 2020 Olympic team this weekend. The women’s events ended Saturday, and the men will compete Sunday.

The top four men and four women will go on to the World Cups to try to earn points for a ticket to Tokyo 2020. Only two will make it.