Former Cavalier Garcia Finishes Ninth in Steeplechase at Olympic Trials
June 29, 2012
EUGENE, Ore.—Three former Cavaliers were in action Friday evening (June 29) at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
In the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final, former Cavalier Stephanie Garcia placed ninth in a time of 9:50.74. Garcia was a three-time All-America for the Cavaliers and competed in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Former Cavalier Robby Andrews advanced to the final of the men’s 1,500 meters, placing third in his heat and third overall in a time of 3:42.14. Andrews was a two-time NCAA Champion in the 800 meters at Virginia, taking home the 2010 indoor and 2011 outdoor crowns. The final of the 1,500m is scheduled for 7:37 p.m., on Sunday.
In the women’s 400 hurdles semifinal, former Cavalier Ayla Smith finished sixth in her heat and 12th overall in a time of 56.70. Smith earned two All-America citations as a Cavalier, including a second-team nod in the 400 hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Championships.
The U.S. Olympic Trials continue through Sunday (July 1), when Andrews competes in the final of the 1,500m at 7:37 p.m.
Women’s 400 hurdles semifinals – Ayla Smith – 6th in heat – 56.70
Men’s 1,500m semifinals – Robby Andrews – 3rd in heat – 3:42.14
Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase final – Stephanie Garcia – 9th overall – 9:50.74
7:37 p.m. – Men’s 1,500m final – Robby Andrews
U.S. Olympic Trials TV Schedule on NBC
Saturday, June 30th – 9-10 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sunday, July 1st – 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC