Olympic Track and Field Trials Day Four

June 30, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - The fourth day of competition at Oregon's Hayward Field is in the books at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Washington junior Jordan Boase and assistant coach Kelly Strong both finished in the Top-20 in their events, but did not advance to the finals.

Boase, who ran the 11th-fastest 400-meter quarterfinal time, struggled on Monday evening to a time of 46.60, slower than the 46.31 he posted in yesterday's opener. He finished seventh in his heat, and 15th overall.

Boase is still scheduled to compete in the 200-meter dash, which begins with qualifying on Friday.

Strong, one of the top women's steeplechasers in the country, placed 9th in her 12 woman semifinal heat in a time of 10:13.70. On Thursday, Strong will be on hand to watch four of her Husky women's distance crew compete in the opening round of 1500-meter qualifying.

Washington has already had two alumni earn spots on the Olympic roster, with Aretha Thurmond winning the women's discus competition, and Brad Walker taking third in the pole vault.

Tuesday and Wednesday are rest days at Hayward, with Thursday seeing a total of eight athletes with UW ties competing. Check below for entries updated as of Monday evening.

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 ½, top qualifier
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
Norris Frederick - Men's Long Jump Qualifying - 25-2, 14th overall, did not qualify

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 - Brad Walker; 18-6 ½, 3rd, earns Olympics bid
Women's Discus Final - Aretha Thurmond; 213-11, 1st, earns Olympics bid
Women's Discus Final - Cecilia Barnes; 186-6, 5th
Jordan Boase - Men's 400m Dash Quarterfinal - 46.31, 3rd in heat, advances to semis

Monday, June 30
Men's 400m Dash Semifinal - Jordan Boase; 46.60, 7th in heat, does not advance
Kelly Strong - Women's 3000m Steeplechase Semifinal - 10:13.70, 9th in heat, does not advance

Tuesday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 2
Rest Day

Thursday, July 3
Kate Conwell - Women's Pole Vault Qualifying, 7:10 p.m.
Norris Frederick - Men's High Jump Qualifying, 7:25 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.Will Conwell - Men's Discus Throw Qualifying, 8:30 p.m.
Reedus Thurmond - Men's Discus Throw Qualifying, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 4
Justin St. Clair - Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying, 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Boase - Men's 200m Dash Qualifying, 6:50 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.
Men's 200m Dash Quarterfinal, 12:10 p.m.; Semifinal, 2:29 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.
Men's 200m Dash Final, 4:25 p.m.

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