Keflezighi and Godina Make U.S. Olympic Team
July 11, 2004
Meb Keflezighi won the 10,000m with an Olympic Trials and U.S. Championship Record on the first day of the Olympic Trials, running 27:36.49, while John Godina finished third in the shot put with a throw of 69-2, qualifying both for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Keflezighi is now qualified in both the 10,000m and the marathon for the Olympic Games, but his primary focus will be on the marathon in Athens.
Godina, was first after the preliminaries of the shot put with a throw of 70-8.50, but slipped to third in the finals. Godina will return to competition on Friday, July 16 in the discus. World leader in the shot put Christian Cantwell finished fourth, failing to qualify for the Olympics.
Sophomore Craig Everhart moves on to the finals in the 400m after finishing fifth in the quarterfinals with a time of 45.46. Everhart will run on Monday in the semifinals of the 400m. The 400m finals will take place on Senior Juaune Armon had an impressive long jump competition, finishing eighth overall. Armon was ninth after the preliminaries, jumping 25-05.25, and moved up one spot in the finals, jumping 25-3.25.
Former Bruin Kyle Erickson advanced to the semifinals in the 400m hurdles, running 49.99 in the quarterfinals, but failed to advance to the finals, finishing 11th overall with a time of 49.67. Scott Weigand failed to get a mark in the shot put, but will compete in the discus on Friday.
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