Thursday, July 03, 2008

Olympic Trials Resume Tonight

After a two-day break in the action, the Olympic Track and Field Trials will resume tonight. Like the opening day of competition last Friday, lots of Minnesotans will be competing in what is the initial session of the final four days of the event.

Minnesotans in competition tonight are:

-- Former Golden Gopher star Liz Alabi in the hammer prelims.

-- NCAA Division II record-holder Katelin Rains of Minnesota State Mankato in the pole vault prelims.

-- Defending USA Outdoor champion Jim Dilling, a Minnesota State alum, in the high jump prelims.

-- Minnesota-based former Team USA Minnesota star Jenelle Deatherage in the 1500 meter prelims.

-- 2004 Olympian Carrie Tollefson of Team USA Minnesota in the 1500 meter prelims. (You can read today's West Central Tribune story about Tollefson HERE.)

-- Winona High School alum Garrett Heath in the 1500 meter prelims.

-- Minnetonka High Schol alum Will Leer in the 1500 meter prelims.

-- Former Golden Gopher Karl Erickson in the discus prelims.

-- Stillwater High School alum Luke Watson in the steeplechase prelims.

Tonight's action begins at 9:00 p.m. CDT.

Complete startlists are HERE.

You will be able to find results HERE.

Join DtB tomorrow morning -- and throughout the rest of the meet -- for a wrap-up of all the Minnesota action.

Catching Up with Someone We Missed ... DtB reader Jesse Schoen reminded us that former University of Florida discus star Rachel Longfors is a Minnesotan. Longfors competed for Pelican Rapids during her prep years and is a native or Erhard, Minnesota. At the Olympic Trials, Longfors threw 181-10 to advance as the #10 thrower to the discus finals. In the finals last Saturday, she threw 175-4 to place 11th.


Booster Blogger said...

You guys know if and where there is video of actual races? I've found some on Youtube, but everything else is interviews. Has the TV networked hijacked everything from the people?

miller said...

"The Network" does control the video... but you can find a lot of the races here:
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