Sophomore Baillie Gibson advanced to the final of the discus throw and former Wildcat LaTisha Holden advanced to the semifinal of the 100-meter hurdles.
June 22, 2012
TUCSON - University of Arizona Wildcat sophomore Baillie Gibson has advanced to the final of the women's discus throw competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Additionally, former Wildcat LaTisha Holden will move on to the semifinal of the women's 100-meter hurdles. The Olympic Trials are being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Thursday marked the first official day of competition, the final day of competition is July 1. June 26-27 are "rest days" and will have no competition taking place.
Gibson, competing unattached due to redshirting the 2012 indoor and outdoor season, sits in 10th place after three throws of the women's discus competition. Gibson had a toss of 177-2 (54.00m). The final of the event will take place on June 24 at 3:05 p.m. MST.
Holden, competing unattached, took third place in heat one of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.95 and automatic spot in the semifinal. Top three finishers in each heat plus the next six fastest times moved on to the semifinal. Holden will run next on Saturday, June 23 at 3:15 p.m. The final is also on Saturday at 5:45 p.m.
On Thursday, senior Taylor Bush competed in the women's hammer throw. She fouled on all three attempts and did not advance to the final.
Junior Georganne Moline will run in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles on June 28 at 5:30 p.m. The semifinal is on June 29 at 3:20 and the final is at 4:02 on July 1. Volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams, junior Alyssa Hasslen and Gibson are all set to compete in the women's shot put. The preliminary round is at 5:40 p.m. on June 28 and the final is on June 29 at 3:30 p.m. Junior Brigetta Barrett and former Wildcat Liz Patterson are both set to compete in the high jump. The preliminary portion of the event will take place on June 28 at 5 p.m. MST. Should they finish in the top 12 and make the final, they will jump on June 30 at 5 p.m. MST.
Junior Nick Ross will jump in the preliminary round of the men's high jump on June 23 at 4:20 p.m. The finals are set to take place on June 25 at 5:50 p.m. Alumnus Nick Mossberg has a pending mark to compete in the men's pole vault, the preliminary round is on June 25 at 5:30 p.m. The men's pole vault final is on June 28 at 5:05 p.m. Alumnus Zack Lloyd is set to compete in the men's shot put on June 23 at 3 p.m. in the preliminary round. The final of the shot put is on June 24 at 3:30 p.m. Freshman Jovon Cunningham has a pending mark in the men's triple jump; the preliminary round is set for 4:30 p.m. on June 28. The final for that event is at 4:40 p.m. on June 30. Volunteer assistant coach Bernard Lagat will run in the preliminary round of the men's 5,000m meters on June 25 at 7 p.m. The final for the 5K is at 7:38 p.m. on June 28.
The television schedule for the Olympic Trials is:
Sat., June 23 8-9 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sun., June 24 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Mon., June 25 9-11 p.m. ET NBCSN
Thurs., June 28 9-11 p.m. ET NBCSN
Fri., June 29 6-8 p.m. ET NBCSN
Sat., June 30 9-10 p.m. ET/PT NBC
Sun., July 1 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC (All broadcasts are live)