Ryan Brown Finishes 14th in 800 at Track Trials

June 28, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - Former Husky All-American Ryan Brown failed to advance out of the 800-meter semifinals today at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field. Brown was the only Husky in action today.

Brown ran 1:47.95, a significant improvement over his 1:49.20 from the quarterfinals, but it gained him only seventh-place in the first semifinal, and was good for 14th overall. The top eight advanced to the final.

Sunday will be a big one for the UW contingent, as Brad Walker will compete in the pole vault final, and Aretha Thurmond and Cecilia Barnes throw in the discus final. Also, junior Jordan Boase, coming off a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, debuts in the 400-meter dash quarterfinals. Boase has been assigned the outside lane in the fourth and final heat, scheduled to begin at 4:24 p.m.

Below are the updated results and schedule for UW athletes at the Trials.

2008 USA Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field
Eugene, Ore. - Hayward Field
June 27-July 6

Friday, June 27
Brad Walker - Men's Pole Vault Qualifying - 18-4 1/2 (top qualifier, advances to final)
Norris Frederick - Men's Long Jump Qualifying - 25-2 (14th overall, did not qualify)
Aretha Thurmond - Women's Discus Qualifying - 201-1 (3rd overall, advances to final)
Cecilia Barnes - Women's Discus Qualifying - 176-8 (9th overall, advances to final)
Ryan Brown - Men's 800m Run Quarterfinal - 1:49.20 (2nd in heat, advances to semis)

Saturday, June 28
Men's 800m Run Semifinal - Ryan Brown (1:47.95, 14th overall, does not advance)

Sunday, June 29
Men's Pole Vault Final, 2:40 p.m.
Women's Discus Final, 3:15 p.m.
Jordan Boase - Men's 400m Dash Quarterfinal, 4:24 p.m.

Monday, June 30
Men's 400m Dash Semifinal, 7:25 p.m.
Kelly Strong - Women's 3000m Steeplechase Semifinal, 7:40 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 2
Rest Day

Thursday, July 3
Kate Conwell - Women's Pole Vault Qualifying, 7:10 p.m.
Christine Babcock - Women's 1500m Run Quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Katie Follett - Women's 1500m Run Quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Amanda Miller - Women's 1500m Run Quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Michelle Turner - Women's 1500m Run Quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Men's 400m Dash Final, 8:15 p.m.
Will Conwell - Men's Discus Throw Qualifying, 8:30 p.m.
Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final, 9:45 p.m.

Friday, July 4
Justin St. Clair - Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying, 5:30 p.m.
Women's 1500m Run Semifinal, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
Ashley Lodree - Women's 100m Hurdles Qualifying, 11 a.m.; Quarterfinal, 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 6
Men's Discus Throw Final, 2:20 p.m.
Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinal, 3:35 p.m.; Final, 5:40 p.m.
Women's Pole Vault Final, 3:40 p.m.
Women's 1500m Run Final, 4:05 p.m.
Men's Javelin Throw Final, 4:15 p.m.

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