Georganne Moline advanced to the final of the women's 400-meter hurdles, taking second place in heat three.
Aug. 6, 2012
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LONDON - University of Arizona Wildcat current student-athletes and a volunteer assistant coach competed on Monday in London’s Olympic Stadium. Georganne Moline competed in the semifinal of the women’s 400-meter hurdles while Julie Labonté and volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams competed in the preliminary round of the women’s shot put.
Moline clocked a time of 54.74 in heat three of the 400-meter hurdles, taking second place and automatically qualifying for the final. She had the seventh-best time overall. Moline will return to the track on Wednesday, August 8th at 12:45 p.m. MST.
“I am very, very excited for her being in the final and having the opportunity to run with the best in the world,” head coach Fred Harvey said. “She’s obviously one of the top 8 hurdlers in the world right now and we’re very excited about that. However, she’s better than that and she is graced to be in the final. She didn’t run the type of race she’s capable of running. She needs to step her game up, we spoke about that and she reflected on that. At the end of the day, we have to be excited because she’s in the final of the Olympic Games but she needs to run the way she is capable of running. If she does that, she’s going to be a medalist at these Olympic Games.”
“I feel great and I’m excited,” Moline said. “It’s a new day. It means more than anything to me [to be in the final]. I never really thought I would be here months ago. To be here, I’m so grateful. I have a great support system, amazing coach and mom and family and friends. I couldn’t be more happy.”
In the shot put, Camarena-Williams had a toss of 59-9.5 (18.22m). That mark was not enough for Camarena-Williams to advance to the final, she finished in 16th place overall. Camarena-Williams suffered a back injury and her ability to perform was significantly affected by the injury. Current student-athlete Julie Labonté finished in 23rd place overall, posting a mark of 57-4.25 (17.48m). She did not advance either.
“I hurt myself this last week, and I haven’t been able to practice pretty much the whole time I’ve been in England,” Camarena-Williams said. “It’s been a rough go, but I just wanted to go out and try my hardest, and that is what I did.”
Also in action on Monday was former Arizona Wildcat Andre Iguodala playing for USA Basketball. Iguodala and his United States teammates rebounded after a sluggish first half to beat Argentina 126-97. Iguodala scored 13 points and added two assists and nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action. He also chipped Team USA went undefeated in pool play and will play Australia in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. MST.
Competition for athletes affiliated with Arizona will resume on Wednesday, August 8th:
Men's Basketball (Iguodala): Quarterfinals, United States vs. Australia, 8:15 a.m.
Men's Track & Field (Lagat): 5,000-Meter Run First Round, 2:45 a.m.
Women's Track & Field (Moline): 400-Meter Hurdles Olympic Final, 12:45 p.m.