Six former Washington State track stars are set to compete at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials beginning this week in Eugene, Ore.
On the track, two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat will run the 5000m, defending US Outdoor champion Jeshua Anderson will run the 400m hurdles, Joe Abbott will run the 800m, and Collier Lawrence will run the women's 3000m steeplechase. Field athletes include two-time Olympian discus thrower Ian Waltz and women's triple jumper Blessing Ufodiama.
USA Track & Field ("USATF") may enter up to three athletes for each individual event on the London Olympic athletics (track and field) program, provided they have achieved the Olympic "A" standard. In addition USA Track & Field may enter one replacement athlete for the same individual event provided he/she has also achieved the Olympic "A" standard.
Television coverage of the 2012 Track & Field Olympic Trials can be viewed in primetime between NBC and the NBC Sports Network, providing 12 hours of live coverage over the course of eight days.
KHQ/SWX is sending a crew to Eugene to cover the trials. Look for coverage on TV and online every day beginning Monday.
Track & Field US Olympic Team Trials Television Schedule
All Broadcasts LIVE
Fri., June 22, 6-8 p.m. PT NBCSN
Sat., June 23, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sun., June 24, 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Mon., June 25, 6-8 p.m. PT NBCSN
Thurs., June 28, 6-8 p.m. PT NBCSN
Fri., June 29, 3-5 p.m. PT NBCSN
Sat., June 30, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sun., July 1, 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC
WSU alums at US Olympic Track & Field Trials (in chronological order of competition):
Joe Abbott (2012 senior, Reno, Nev.) - Men's 800m
1st Round Friday, June 22, 5:20 p.m. PT
Semifinals Saturday, June 23, 4:45 p.m. PT
Final Monday, June 25, 7:47 p.m. PT
All-American - 7th at 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships
Lifetime-best 800m time is 1:46.84 (2011)
Blessing Ufodiama (2004 senior, Long Beach, Calif.) - Women's Triple Jump
Qualifying, Saturday, June 23, 3:20 p.m. PT
Final Monday, June 25, 5:45 p.m. PT
Lifetime-best triple jump is 14.06m/46-1 1/2 (2011)
USA Championships Three-time top ten finisher at USA Outdoors (2009-2011)
Ian Waltz (2000 senior, Post Falls, Idaho) - Men's Discus Throw
Qualifying, Monday, June 25, 3:30 p.m. PT
Final Thursday, June 28, 6:05 p.m. PT
USA Championships 2008 Olympic Trials champion (65.87m/216-01)
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