Results: Washington notables at US Olympic Trials

Results: Washington notables at US Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OR - JUNE 22: Bryan Clay competes in the high jump portion of the decathalon during Day One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 22, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 1 at 6:04 PM

Sunday, July 1

Track and Field

-- Seattle-born Kara Patterson finished second in the Javelin, qualifying for her second Olympics with a distance of 196-2.

Swimming

-- Bremerton's Nathan Adrian misses qualifying for the Olympics in the 50 meter Freestyle by just 0.08 seconds. He finished third behind Cullen Jones and Anthony Ervin. But, he is already going in the 100m Freestyle and will likely be part of the relay team, whether it's in prelims or finals. Even if he only takes part in the prelims of a relay, he gets whatever medal the U.S. wins in the final.

Saturday, June 30

Swimming

-- Bremerton's Nathan Adrian finished second to Anthony Ervin in both the prelims and semifinals of the 50 meter freestyle, although he tied Josh Schneider with a time of 21.81 in the semis. The final is Sunday. Adrian has already qualified in the 100 meter freestyle.

-- Mill Creek's Amber McDermott failed to qualify for finals in the 800m freestyle. Her time of 8:43.93 landed her 19th on the leaderboard.

Friday, June 29

Swimming

-- One day after winning her first Olympic berth, Auburn's Ariana Kukors did not compete in the women's 200m breaststroke. She was not considered a strong contender in that race. Meanwhile, three-time Olympic medalist Megan Jendrick from Tacoma, who won this event at the 2000 Games in Sydney, came in 38th in the prelims. It likely marks the end of her Olympic career.

-- Bremerton's Nathan Adrian is going to his second Olympics after winning the 100m Freestyle with a time of 48.10.

Track and Field

-- Seattle native Kara Patterson finished first in the prelims of the javelin with a distance of 198-5. The final is Sunday.

-- Former WSU Cougar Jesua Anderson finished last in the semi-final of the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.15.

Thursday, June 28

Swimming

-- Auburn's Ariana Kukors finished second in the 200 meter Individual Medley final, securing an Olympic berth. Her time of 2:11.30 put her in second by 0.25 seconds. She missed Beijing by 0.08.

-- Bremerton's Nathan Adrian had the fastest time in the semifinals of the men's 100 meter freestyle at 48.33 and will be in Friday's final.

Track and Field

-- American record holder Brad Walker, a former UW Husky, won the men's Pole Vault with a height of 18-7 1/4. Another former Husky, Scott Roth, finished third at 18-4 1/2, but because he failed to reach the Olympic "A" Standard of 18-9 1/4 in the required time span leading up to the trials or during the trials.

-- Marysvlle native Jarred Rome is going to the Olympics in the discus. His distance of 207-10 was second-best in the final behind Lance Brooks. Brooks threw 213-9, which was just six inches better than the Olympic "A" Standard. It's the first time he's thrown the standard. Former WSU Cougars Ian Waltz and William Conwell failed to qualify, throwing 201-2 and 188-4 respectively. If Brooks had not reached the "A" Standard on his last throw, Waltz would have won a spot to London because he had reached the standard earlier.

-- WSU alum and Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat is going to his fourth Olympics after finishing second in the 5,000 meters. The 37-year-old's time of 13:22.82 was just 0.15 behind winner Galen Rupp.

Wednesday, June 27

Swimming

-- Auburn's Ariana Kukors finished fourth in the 200m Individual Medley semifinal with a time of 2:12.32, 1.81 seconds off the pace set by Caitlin Leverenz. She will swim in Thursday's final. This is the event where she missed the Beijing Games by 0.08 seconds.Her sister, Mattie, finished 31st and failed to qualify for the semis.

Tuesday, June 26

Swimming

-- Auburn's Ariana Kukors qualified 13th out of 16 swimmers for the women's 100 meter breaststroke. Her time of 1:09.16 was nearly three seconds off the pace of Rebecca Soni.

-- Megan Jendrick, two-time gold medalist in Sydney and silver medalist in Beijing, failed to qualify for the semifinals in the 100 meter breaststroke. Her time of 1:09.81 was 0.42 short of qualifying.

-- Mill Creek native Amber McDermott finished 8th in the final of the women's 400 meter freestyle. Mattie Kukors failed to qualify for the final, finishing 104th.

Monday, June 25

Swimming

-- Amber McDermott of Mill Creek just missed making the final for the 400 meter individual medley. Her time of 4:44.86 was just 1.69 seconds behind the final qualifying spot. Andie Taylor finished 43rd. Mattie Kukors finished 52nd.

-- Perry Sharify, son of KING 5 reporter John Sharify, finished 132nd in the 100 meter breaststroke, although he was just 4.15 seconds from qualifying.

Track and Field

-- Jarred Rome (Marysville High School), and Ian Waltz and Will Conwell (WSU) all qualified for the final in the men's discus. Rome threw 202 feet, 10 inches. Waltz and Conwell threw 201-1 and 198-10 respectively.

-- Former Huskies Brad Walker and Scott Roth tied for third in men's pole vault qualifying at 17-8 1/2. Seattle's Levi Keller and Jason Colwick failed to qualify.

-- Lois Keller of Seattle and Collier Lawrence from WSU failed to qualify for the final in the women's steeplechase. John Ricardi of Seattle did not qualify for the men's steeplechase final.

-- Former WSU Cougar Bernard Lagat finished second in his 5,000m heat and will advance to the final.

Sunday, June 24

-- Renton High School alum Aretha Thurmond is going to her fourth Olympics in the discus. Thurmond's distance of 204 feet 2 inches was second to Stephanie Brown Trafton's 213 feet 10 inches. Nobody else made the Olympic "A" Standard.

-- Former Washington Husky Norris Frederick finished fifth in men's long jump final with leap of 26 feet, 1 inch. Top three go to the Olympics.

Saturday, June 23

-- Bryan Clay failed to qualify for London, ending his hopes of defending his Olympic gold medal in the decathlon. Clay initially was disqualified during the 110m hurdles. He protested and eventually had his score reinstated, but by then he had fouled on all three of his throws in the discus. With no score in that event, he was out of contention. The 32-year-old showed class and finished the decathlon, even though he knew he would not be going to the Olympics.

-- Virginia "Ginnie" Crawford, former star at Rainer Beach High School in Seattle, finished fourth in the final of the 100m hurdles, failing to qualify for the Olympics in that event. She lost by just 0.04 seconds to much hyped star Lolo Jones.

Friday, June 22

Defending Olympic gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay, whose wife is from Seattle, is in third place following the first day of the decathlon. Ashton Eaton leads with 4728 points, followed by Trey Hardee with 4406 and Clay with 4252. Clay did not win any of Friday's five events (100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m). The decathlon concludes Saturday with the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m.

Three-time Olympian and Renton native Aretha Thurmond is in second place following the first three rounds in the discus. The final three rounds are Sunday.

Former Washington Husky Norris Frederick is in fourth place after the first three rounds of the Men's Long Jump. The final rounds are Sunday.

Jordan Boase finished 15th in the 400m prelims with a time of 45.94, just fast enough to advance to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Washington State's Joe Abbott just missed making it to the 800m semi-finals with a time of 1:48.16. Abbott finished fourth in his heat, but only the top three in each heat qualify plus the four next-best times. Ironically, that rule allowed Michael Preble of Texas A&M to qualify for the semis even though his time was 0.04 seconds slower.

Photos: Day 1 at US Track and Field Trials
 

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