Saturday, June 28, 2008

Olympic Trials day 3 preview...

EUGENE--For athletes with connections to the state of Washington, day 3 at the Olympic Trials is relatively light, with former Seattle Pacific standout Chris Randolph of Club Northwest and Washington State senior Rickey Moody from Puyallup starting day one of the decathlon at 10 am.

The man with perhaps the biggest target on his back, pole vaulter, new American record holder, and reigning world champion Brad Walker goes into the finals Sunday as one of the biggest favorites of this meet at 2:40 pm. Given his status as current world champ and the unpredictability of this event, anything is possible.

Two former Huskies, Aretha Thurmond, and Cecelia Barnes, go head to head in the women’s discus finals at 3:15 pm.

Finally, America (or at least the part that doesn’t follow collegiate track) will get to witness for the first time the surprise of the 400 meters, as former Bothell High School and current UW junior Jordan Boase steps onto the historic Hayward Field track for the first time in the men’s 400 meter quarterfinals at 4:24 pm.

Click here to see the start list for Sunday’s competition.

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