Wednesday, July 2, 2008

All Oregon 800 meter team for Beijing Olympics

Just a note to let anyone who cares that athletes from the state of Oregon swept the top three spots in the finals of the men's 800 meter US Olympic team finals yesterday. The track and field finals for the US team are being held at legendary Hayward Field in Track Town, USA...aka Eugene, OR this week.

As a grad of the University of Oregon in Eugene, I was extremely pleased that three Eugene based runners finished 1-2-3 to secure spots on the team for Beijing:
  • First place finisher was Willamete University grad Nick Symmonds.

  • Second place finisher was Andrew Wheating, current University of Oregon (go Ducks!) sophomore.

  • Third place finisher was Christian Smith who dived across the finish line to nab third place and a spot on the team.

So, later this summer when you're watching the Olympics, you'll know that the entire US team for that event is from the good old Northwest.

Thought you should know.
NOTE: The picture in this post was NOT taken by me.

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