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June 25, 2012

EUGENE, Ore.–Former Virginia track and field All-American Stephanie Garcia qualified for the final in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Monday evening (June 25).

Garcia placed fourth in her heat (seventh overall) in a time of 9:48.17, automatically qualifying for the final on Friday (June 29) at 7:45 p.m. The final will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.

The South Riding, Va., native represented the US at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in the event in Daegu, South Korea and finished fourth at the 2011 USATF Championships.

The U.S. Olympic Trials continue Thursday (June 28) and continue through Sunday (July 1).

Monday’s Result

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase qualifying – Stephanie Garcia – 4th in heat (7th overall) – 9:48.17

Thursday’s Schedule

7:20 p.m. – Men’s 1,500m first round – Robby Andrews

7:30 p.m. – Men’s Triple Jump qualifying – Marcus Robinson

8:30 p.m. – Women’s 400mH first round – Ayla Smith

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

U.S. Olympic Trials Schedule on NBC and NBC Sports Network

Monday, June 25th – 9-11 p.m. ET/PT NBCSN

Thursday, June 28th – 9-11 p.m. ET/PT NBCSN

Friday, June 29th – 6-8 p.m. ET NBCSN

Saturday, June 30th – 9-10 p.m. ET/PT NBC

Sunday, July 1st – 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC

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