Pac-12 At 2012 Olympic Games Update
The 2012 Olympic Games kick off in London on July 27, less than 28 weeks from now. Pac-12 student-athletes (current and former) are already claiming their spots on Olympic team rosters, including UCLA's Sydney Leroux (pictured).
Five of the first six qualifiers for the Olympic Games in the marathon are Pac-12 athletes.
Meb Keflezighi (UCLA)
Ryan Hall (Stanford)
Abdi Abdirahman (UA)
Desiree Davila (ASU)
Kara Goucher (CU)
Former UCLA forward Sydney Leroux is on the U.S. roster for women's Olympic soccer qualifying, the only one of the 20 players who was not at last year's World Cup. She joins several other Pac-12 representatives that are currently on the roster: Hope Solo (UW), Amy LePeilbet (ASU), Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Alex Morgna (Cal), Nicole Barnhart (Stanford), Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Amy Rodriguez (USC).
Janet Evans qualifies for 800m trials
AUSTIN, Texas -- Janet Evans qualified for the Olympic trials in the 800-meter freestyle Sunday, her second qualifying time in two days in her comeback bid. The 40-year-old Evans finished in 8 minutes, 49.05 seconds at the Austin Grand Prix. Evans, who still owns the American record set in 1989, won the race by more than 14 seconds.
Five Pac-12'ers are currently on the U.S. Olympic roster - Megan Hansley, Maria Koroleva, Olivia Morgan and Michelle Moore from Stanford and Alison Williams from UCLA.