Cosby and Henderson Move on, Acuff and Sua Make Olympic Team
July 13, 2004
Jessica Cosby and Monique Henderson both advanced in their events at the U.S. Olympic Trials, while former Bruins Amy Acuff and Seilala Sua earned spots on the U.S. Olympic Team. Cosby, competing in the hammer throw, finished ninth with a throw of 206-0, advancing her to the finals of the women's hammer on Thursday. Henderson finished sixth overall in the quarterfinals of the 400m with a time of 51.06. She will compete on Thursday in the semifinals of the 400m and on Friday, if she advances, in the final.
Sua finished second in the discus with a throw of 202-1, while Acuff finished third in the high jump with a height of 6-4.25, qualifying both to the U.S. Olympic Team. Eight-time All-American Cari Soong failed to advance to the finals in the hammer throw, finishing 19th overall with a mark of 197-10. Former Bruin Suzy Powell finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 190-11.
Track and field action will take a break on Tuesday and Wednesday and will resume on Thursday in Sacramento with several former and current Bruins left to compete. NCAA Champion Chelsea Johnson, along with former Bruin Tracy O'Hara will compete in the pole vault beginning on Friday. Gail Devers, Sani Roseby, Dawn Harper, Sheena Johnson, Michelle Perry, and Joanna Hayes are all slated to run the 100m hurdles beginning on Saturday. Henderson will also compete in the 200m race beginning on Friday.
The television schedule for the final four days of the Olympic Trials are as follows:
Thursday, July 15 - 10:00 p.m to 12:00 a.m., USA Network
Friday, July 16 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., USA Network
Saturday, July 17 - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., NBC
Sunday, July 18 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., NBC
For complete results of the U.S. Olympic Trials go to www.usatf.org