Sunday, June 24, 2012

Olympic Trials: Day 3

Women's 400m: No Surprise There

Sanya Richards-Ross equaled the Trials record by running the incredibly quick time of 49.28 seconds. She was clear of 2nd, Dee Dee Trotter, by 7/10th of a second, and 3rd, Francena McCorory, by another 4/10th. Obviously no surprise. Bummer for Natasha Hastings, who runs for Under Armour. Guess they'll just have to keep making really good running shoes #stuffnobodysays.

1 Sanya Richards-Ross Nike 49.28
2 Dee Dee Trotter Saucony 50.02
3 Francena McCorory adidas 50.43
4 Debbie Dunn Nike 50.78
5 Diamond Dixon Kansas 50.88
6 Keshia Baker Saucony 51.23
7 Natasha Hastings Under Armour 51.28
8 Jessica Beard adidas 51.52

Men's Long Jump: Top 2 Jump Barely Farther Than Ashton Eaton Did

Marquis Goodman and Will Claye were the only two long jumpers to go farther than the jump of decathlete, Ashton Eaton. Goodman jumped 27'4" and Claye's best jump was 27'0". Probably worth nothing that they had a big tailwind. Third went to George Kitchens, Jr., with a jump of 26'11.75". Our buddy, Christian Taylor, finished just out of the money in 4th. His best jump wouldn't have made the A standard anyway. Cheer up, Christian - you have the triple jump to look forward to!

Women's Pole Vault: Expected Results

1 Jennifer Suhr adidas 15-1
2 Becky Holliday Unattached 14-11
3 Lacy Janson Nike 14-9

I don't think there was too much question about those results.

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