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Eugene, Ore. – Soggy conditions didn’t hold local favorite Nick Symmonds as he defended his Olympic Trials title, and Alysia Montano earned her first Trials title as 13 athletes earned a spot on Team USA for the Olympic Games in front of a crowd of 21,626 fans at Hayward Field.
Professional athletes are often asked, “What are your goals for the race?” Seldom does an athlete ever respond, “To win.” Their answer is usually something along the lines of wanting to run a good race or advancing to the next round. Ryan Martin, earning a fourth place finish in the 800 meter final—just .25 seconds short of third place finisher, Duane Solomon—wasn’t shy when he said of his qualification into the final round, “All the work I’ve been doing, I think I deserved that third spot and I got it.”
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After running the 400 meters for only four months, University of Oregon sophomore, Phyllis Francis not only qualified for the Olympic Trials, but she made it back to the semi-finals with a seed time of 52.82—only .11 off from her personal best.
After running the 400 meters for only four months, University of Oregon sophomore, Phyllis Francis not only qualified for the Olympic Trials, but she made it back to the semi-finals with a seed time of 52.82—only .11 off from her personal best.
USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announce the following procedures to be applied to the women's 100 meters and any other running event for which there may be a dead heat for third place at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.
Because of unrelenting rain, the Women's Pole Vault preliminaries were cancelled and all competitors were automatically advanced to the finals today, making it a 27-flight final.
Eugene, Ore. – In a day packed with finals, no fewer than 21 athletes punched their tickets for the London Olympic Games in front of a crowd of 27,013 to set a Hayward Field attendance record for the second day in a row.
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