It’s almost unimaginable that after the first round that not one U.S. runner is in the competition.
They didn’t run nearly fast enough. They were not prepared either mentally or physically to make it out the first round of heats.
Pick one a reason.
The injured Nicole Teter stopped running in her heat after 150-meters, due to an lingering Achilles tendon injury.
In what has to be described as a melt down, Olympic Trials champion Hazel Clark (2:01.59) running in her third Olympics and Alice Schmidt (2:02.33) failed to advance.
By Jay Hicks.
Friday, August 15, 2008