Roller, Harper Compete at U.S. Olympic Trials
June 22, 2012
EUGENE, Ore.—Virginia track and field senior Lance Roller and former Cavalier Lyndsay Harper competed at the 2012 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials Friday evening (June 22) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Roller placed 23rd overall and seventh in the first heat of the men’s 800 meters in a time of 1:48.67. The Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., native is a three-time All-American, including a second-team nod during the 2012 outdoor season. Roller was the 800m ACC Champion and a part of the 4×400 relay that also claimed gold.
Harper finished seventh in the second heat of the women’s 800 meters in a time of 2:08.33 (30th overall). The Albuquerque, N.M., native was a two-time All-American for Virginia, including 2011 second-team honors in the women’s 800 meters.
The action continues tomorrow when senior Andy Fahringer (Whitehall, Pa.) competes in the men’s javelin qualifying at 3:30 p.m., eastern. The Olympic Trials continue through July 1.
Women’s 800m first round – Lyndsay Harper – 30th overall – 2:08.33
Men’s 800m first round – Lance Roller – 23rd overall – 1:48.67
3:30 p.m. – Men’s Javelin qualifying – Andy Fahringer
Remaining U.S. Olympic Trials TV Schedule on NBC and NBC Sports Network
Saturday, June 23rd – 8-9 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sunday, June 24th – 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC
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