Saturday, July 5, 2008

Olympic Trials day 7 recap...

EUGENE--Ginnie Powell (left/photo by Paul Merca), the Rainier Beach HS graduate, advanced to Sunday’s semifinal round of the women’s 100 meter hurdles, finishing second in 13.12 in the first round, and fourth in the quarterfinals, running 12.87.

In the opening round, former Husky Ashley Lodree qualified for the quarterfinals, running 13.39, but failed to finish the next round.

Dominique Arnold, the American record holder in the 110 hurdles, advanced to the second round as a time qualifier, finishing fifth in 13.59, but false-started out of the quarterfinals.

Former Cougar Arend Watkins advanced to Sunday’s semifinals, running 13.48 for fifth in the first round, and 13.53 for fourth in the quarterfinals.

Allen James, a former Shorecrest HS and Western Washington standout, and a two time Olympian in 1992 and 1996, finished sixth in the men’s 20-kilometer walk, clocking 1:32:13. James originally retired from full-time competition in 1997.

Former University of Oregon thrower Brittany Hinchcliffe, a product of Capital HS in Olympia, placed tenth in the women’s hammer throw, with a toss of 213-0.

For complete results of Saturday’s Olympic Trials competition, click here, follow the date, then click on the event title.

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