Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yes/No: Olympic Trials Question #3

The Olympic Track and Field Trials have a break in the action after an exciting first five days.  The races will resume on June 28th with a full evening of racing.  

See our third question of the trials below and stay tuned for more as you follow along with all the coverage on Down the Backstretch.

Some non-DtB sites to bookmark for the Trials:
Olympic Trials Home
Event entries/declared athletes

On to the contest. The third question of the Olympic Trials is...

Yes/No: Will Elliott Heath or Hassan Mead finish in the top eight at Olympic Trials 5000 Meter finals on Thursday?

Elliott Heath and Hassan Mead both automatically qualified out of their preliminary heats in the 5000 meters.  Mead was fifth in heat two and Heath was sixth in the first heat.  The finals will include sixteen runners.

The race should be tight.  The favorites are Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and Lopez Lomong.  After those three, Andrew Bumbalough has run 13:16 in the Olympic Trials qualifying period.  The remaining twelve runners in the field all have qualifying times between 13:25 and 13:36.   Heath qualified with a 13:26 mark and Mead has run 13:33.

The start list for the 5000 Meters is HERE.  The results from the prelims are HERE.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 9:30 P.M. CDT, Thursday, June 28th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.

My answer: No

Our second Olympic Trials Yes/No question was: Will Amanda Smock finish in the top three in the Triple Jump at the Olympic Trials on Monday? The answer was  yes - Smock won the Triple Jump competition.  Thirty one players answered correctly this week.  Gloria Jansen is still in first place and the lead pack stayed the same.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

1 comment:

Doug said...

The answer is yes. Both men finished in the top 8. Heath was 7th and Mead 8th.