The roller coaster ride for Gabriele Anderson ended Sunday, and it didn't include a stop in London.
EUGENE, ORE. - The roller coaster ride for Gabriele Anderson ended Sunday, and it didn't include a stop in London.
Anderson, a former Gophers runner from Perham, Minn., who twice has battled cancer, finished fourth in the finals of the 1,500-meter run in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Haward Field.
Anderson ran a time of 4 minutes, 7.38 seconds but needed to finish in the top three and beat the Olympic 'A' standard of 4:06.00.
Morgan Uceny won the 1,500 in 4:04.59, and Shannon Rowbury (4:05.11) and Jenny Simpson (4:05.17) also earned spots on the Olympic team for the London Games.
Anderson nearly didn't get to run in the 1,500 final. She initially was disqualified after Friday's semifinals because another runner, Amy Mortimer, said Anderson had impeded her progress.
Dennis Barker, Anderson's coach with Team USA Minnesota, appealed the disqualification, and it was overturned on Saturday, enabling Anderson to compete.Leer 12th in 1,500
Minnetonka's Will Leer finished 12th among 12 runners in the men's 1,500 final in 3:46.75. Leo Manzano won the event in 3:35.75, and Matthew Centrowitz (3:24.84) and Andrew Wheating (3:36.68) joined him on the Olympic team.Women's 100 tiebreaker will be run Monday
The tie for third place in the women's 100 meters at the U.S. track trials will be decided by a runoff Monday.
Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will race to determine the third member of the Olympic team, officials confirmed Sunday.
Felix and Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third in the 100 more than a week ago. Track officials had no policy in place to resolve it but devised a tiebreaker that included the options of a runoff or a coin flip. The runoff will be held at 7 p.m. Central time and be televised during NBC's swimming trials coverage.
"In my heart of hearts, I just feel like I earned the third spot. I almost feel like I was kind of robbed," Tarmoh said.Etc.
• Wallace Spearmon won the men's 200 meters in 19.82 seconds and will be joined in London by Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and Isiah Young (20:16).
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