Mead Advances To 5,000 Meter Finals In Olympic Trials
Mead finished with a fifth-place mark of 13:44.56 to advance to the 5,000m finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials
 
Mead finished with a fifth-place mark of 13:44.56 to advance to the 5,000m finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials

June 26, 2012

After failing to qualify in the 10,000m, senior Hassan Mead focused his attention to the 5,000 meter event as his last chance for the 2012 Olympics. So far it has paid off.

His trek in the 5,000m began at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. last night where he placed fifth in his preliminary heat to automatically advance to the final event. At the end of the day, his time of 13:44.56 ranked fifth overall in a field of 25 competitors.

The final event is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. CST, last on the slate on June 28th after the trials pick back up from a two-day break. In addition to being in the top three, a runner must hit the Olympic A Standard of 13:33.00 to gain a spot on the U.S. team for London.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Wieland Named First Team Academic All-American

6/24/2016

Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.

Rousemiller, Tharaldsen Set for USATF Junior Meet

6/22/2016

The 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships will run June 24-26 at Buchanan High School's Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

Minnesota Finishes 18th in USTFCCCA Rankings

6/15/2016

Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics