Two former Hampton University track & field standouts have qualified for Team USA at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR.
Kellie Wells earned one of three automatic qualifying spots in the women's 100-meter hurdles finals on Saturday to make the team.
Wells ran a 12.77, finishing second in the final to Dawn Harper. Lolo Jones came in third to complete the trio heading to London at the end of next month for the Summer Olympics.
Former Lady Pirate Francena McCorory qualified for the USA team on Sunday, finishing third after running a 50.43.
Sanya Richards-Ross won the event with a 49.28 – which tied the meet record – and Dee Dee Trotter came in second with a 50.02 to make up Team USA’s qualifiers.
“I usually don’t run like that,” McCorory said. “I usually get out very slow, but I wanted to get a good start. I ran until my wheels fell off.
“I wouldn’t say I ran the smartest race, but I wanted to make the team.”
Former Norfolk State standout Debbie Dunn just missed making the team outright finishing fourth in the 400-meter final.
Dunn, the 2010 World Indoor and USA Outdoor champion in the 400 meters, still stands a good chance of being selected for the USA 4x400 meter relay team.
Courtesy: Hampton and Norfolk State Athletic Communications
Last Updated ( Mon Jun 25, 2012 - 10:03am )