Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Three Oregonians Make U.S 800 Olympic Team!

-From Eugene, Oregon

All I can say is... that might be the best 800m that I've ever witnessed. Khadevis Robinson took the race out hard the first lap (50.03). At the 600 meter mark, Nick Symmonds (1:44.10) laid down the kick that eventually won the race.

At the train wreck finish, University of Oregon runner Andrew Wheating (1:45.03) placed second, followed by Oregon Track Club runner Christian Smith (1:45.47).

Khadevis Robinson reached out in the race's final steps to keep from falling and hit Lopez Lomong.

The always friendly Robinson said, “We both fell, and I was hoping that anyone was there. If Jesus would’ve been there, I would’ve grabbed him.”

Check out the full coverage on TheFinalSprint.

By Jay Hicks

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