Saturday, August 16, 2008

U.S. Women Progress to 400 Semis

Olympics Day 8 - Athletics


U.S. runners Sanya Richards, Dee Dee Trotter, and Mary Wineberg made it into the next round of the 400-meters with runs on Saturday.

Olympic favorite Sanya Richards won her heat in 50.54, to keep her gold medal hopes alive. Mary Wineberg placed second in her heat with 51.46. And Dee Dee Trotter survived by placing fourth in her heat 51.41.

Richards look very relaxed in her efforts. However Wineberg and Trotter need to pick up the pace in otherwise they will get less than desirable lanes as they move forward.

Muna Lee (11.33), Lauryn Williams (11.38), and Torri Edwards (11.26) breezed into the next round of 100-meter races. The main competition are Jamaicans envoy of Sherone Simpson and Kerrone Stewart, who all pretty effortlessly made it to the next round.

By Jay Hicks.

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