Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tentative time schedule for Washington state track & field athletes competing in the Olympics...

Courtesy of the IAAF, here's the tentative time schedule for the nine track & field athletes with state of Washington ties competing in the Beijing Olympics.

Note that all times listed are local Beijing time, which is 15 hours ahead of Pacific time (Seattle), and as always, times are subject to change.

15 August

9:00 am—W Heptathlon day 1 100 hurdles (Diana Pickler)
9:45 am—M 100 meter heats (Anson Henry)
11:10 am—W 800 meter heats (Haley Nemra)
7:10 pm—M 1500 meter heats (Bernard Lagat)
7:45 pm – M 100 meter second round (Anson Henry)
7:55 pm (flight 1) or 9:20 pm (flight 2) —W discus qualifying (Aretha Thurmond)

16 August

9:50 am – W heptathlon day 2 long jump (Diana Pickler)
10:40 am (flight 1) or 12:05p (flight 2) –M discus qualifying (Mart Israel, Ian Waltz)
7:30 pm – W 800 meter semis (Haley Nemra)
8:05 pm – M 100 meter semis (Anson Henry)
10:30 pm – M 100 meter finals (Anson Henry)

17 August

9:55 pm – M 1500 meter semis (Bernard Lagat)

18 August

7:00 pm – W discus finals (Aretha Thurmond)
9:35 pm – W 800 meter finals (Haley Nemra)

19 August

9:00 am (flight 1) or 10:30 am (flight 2) – W javelin qualifying (Kara Patterson)
9:00 pm – M discus finals (Mart Israel, Ian Waltz)
10:50 pm – M 1500 meter finals (Bernard Lagat)

20 August

8:15 pm – M 5000 meter heats (Bernard Lagat)
8:40 pm – M pole vault qualifying (Brad Walker)

21 August

7:20 pm – W javelin finals (Kara Patterson)
8:20 pm – M 4 x 100 meter relay semifinals (Anson Henry)

22 August

7:55 pm – M pole vault finals (Brad Walker)
10:10 pm – M 4 x 100 meter relay finals (Anson Henry)

23 August

8:10 pm – M 5000 meter finals (Bernard Lagat)

In the upcoming days, paulmerca.blogspot.com will have a preview of the Olympic Games competition as it pertains to the nine athletes with ties to Washington state.

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