Acuff High Jumps On To Fourth Olympic Team

July 4, 2008

Bruin alum Amy Acuff qualified for her fourth Olympic Games on Friday evening as the high jumper finished second at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR with a clearance of 6-4. Acuff becomes the third former student-athlete to qualify for Beijing, joining Monique Henderson (4x400m relay pool) and Sheena (Johnson) Tosta (400m hurdles).

Several Bruin alums were in action along with Acuff with Jon Rankin putting on a fine performance in the 1500m. Rankin ran the fifth-fastest time of the day (3:40.81) and will run for his first Olympic spot on Sunday, the final day of the Trials.

Meb Keflezighi lost his bid for a third Olympic Games as he placed 13th in the 10,000m in a time of 28:39.02.

In the opening round of the women's 200m, alum Hasani Roseby finished 19th overall (23.45) and will continue her competition on Saturday with the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

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