Wyatt And Felix Advance To Finals At Olympic Trials
June 29, 2012
Hurdler Reggie Wyatt and 200m runner Allyson Felix advanced to event finals and hurdler Ryan Wilson moved on to a semifinal today (June 29) at the U.S. Track & FIeld Olympic Trials being held in Eugene, Ore. at historic Hayward Field keeping alive their hopes for a chance to represent the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The junior Wyatt ran a time of 49.57 in the first heat of the men's 400m IH to place fourth and automatically advance to Sunday's finals which are scheduled for 4:12 p.m. Wyatt is scheduled to run in the second lane. Wyatt's time today was seventh among the qualifiers.
Felix won her women's 200m semifinal heat with a time of 22.30 to tie for the second-fastest time among the qualifiers with Jeneba Tarmoh, the same person she tied in the 100m finals. Today's times actually when drawn out to the thousandth of a second have Felix ahead, 22.297 to 22.298, but no tie-breaker was needed as each woman advances. The women's 200m finals are tomorrow at 6:50 p.m with Felix in lane six and Tarmoh in lane seven. The fastest qualifier was Sanya Richards-Ross (22.15) and she will be running in lane four.
In the men's 110m HH, Ryan Wilson (2000-03) advanced to tomorrow's semifinals/finals with a time of 13.33. Wilson placed third in the second heat and seventh overall to advance. Logan Taylor (2005-08) placed sixth in the second heat with a time of 13.72 and 20th overall, missing out on advancing by two spots. Brendan Ames (2009-11) was sixth in the third heat with a time of 13.73 to finish 21st overall.