Kirkland's Reed, US qualify 2nd in women's team pursuit

Kirkland's Reed, US qualify 2nd in women's team pursuit

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Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed of the US prepare to compete during the London 2012 Olympic Games women's team pursuit track cycling event at the Veldorome in the Olympic Park in East London on August 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO /ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:41 PM

LONDON  -- The U.S. women’s pursuit team, including Jennie Reed of Kirkland, was second-fastest in qualifying Friday behind Great Britain.

The U.S. clocked in at 3:19.406. The British were nearly four seconds faster at 3:15.669, setting a new world record. It was the seventh world record to fall during the first two days of track cycling at the London Games.

The team pursuit continues Saturday.

The British team was cheered by a raucous crowd inside the London Velodrome that included Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion and Olympic time trial gold medalist.

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