Grant Robison Reaches Finals of 1,500 Meters at U.S. Nationals

June 22, 2002

Stanford, Ca - Grant Robison, a sophomore from San Angelo, Texas, has reached the finals in the 1,500 meters at the 2002 United States Outdoor National Track & Field Championships at Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Robison, who finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships and gained All-America honors with an eighth place finish, placed seventh in his heat on Friday with a time of 3:43.47. Bryan Berryhill of adidas had the best time in the qualifying heats at 3:42.60.

Robison's best time this year is 3:42.14. The 1,500 meter final is slated for Sunday at 3:36 p.m.

Jesse Thomas qualified for the finals in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a school record time of 8:35.83 in the prelims. The finals are set for Sunday at 2:59 p.m.

Several former Stanford athletes performed well during first day competition. The list included former NCAA champion Chryste Gaines, who won both her heats in the 100 meters, including a 10.96 time in the semifinals. Erica Wheeler finished third in the javelin final, Brad Hauser placed fourth in the 10,000 meter final, and Jason Lunn finished fifth to qualify for Sunday's final in the 1,500 meters.

U.S. Senior National Championships - Day One Results (current Stanford athletes)men's 1,500 meters semi-finals: 7. Grant Robison 3:43.47q; Gabriel Jennings 3:44.06nqmen's 3,000 meter steeplechase semifinals: 12. Jesse Thomas 8:35.83qwomen's shot put: 9. Jill Camarena 52-7 1/2 (16.04m)10,000 meters: 18. Adam Tenforde 30:10.55

U.S. Junior National Championships - Day One Results (current Stanford athletes)women's 400 meters prelims: 15. Christine Moschella 57.67nqwomen's 100 meter hurdles prelims: 17. Undine Becker 14.97nqmen's 400 meter hurdles prelims: 14. Gerren Crochet 63.64nqwomen's long jump: 15. Undine Becker 17-7 1/2 (5.37m)

Former Stanford Athletes women's 100 meters prelims: 1. Chryste Gaines 11.22 in first round, 10.96 in semi-finalsmen's 800 meters semi-finals: 11. Michael Stember 1:49.16qmen's 1,500 meters semi-finals: 5. Jason Lunn 3:43.39qmen's 10,000 meter final: 4. Brad Hauser 28:31.10women's javelin final: 3. Erica Wheeler 180-4 (54.97m)women's long jump final: 16. Julie Tinker 19-0 3/4 (5.81m)

Complete results at www.usatf.org

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