Anderson Has Olympic Hopes Dashed

June 28, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington State freshman Jeshua Anderson finished ninth in the men's 400m hurdles semifinals Saturday afternoon with a time of 48.92 seconds, and will not advance to the final at the USA Olympic Trials being held at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Anderson, the 2008 Pac-10 and NCAA Champion in the intermediate hurdles, had the fifth-best time in the first heat but only the top four advanced to the final. This was the first race as a collegian that Anderson has not won or run the fastest time. Anderson, from Woodland Hills, Calif., turned 19 years old June 22. WSU alum Eric Dudley finished 10th in the semis with a time of 49.37. Eight competitors advanced to the Sunday final.

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