June 29, 2012
CALGARY, Canada -- Former University of Michigan women's track and field standout Nicole (Edwards) Sifuentes (2005-08) qualified for the 2012 Olympics on Friday (June 29) during the Canadian Olympic Trials held at Foothills Athletic Park. Sifuentes placed third in the 1,500-meter finals in a time of 4:14.06. Meanwhile, Nicole Forrester (1996-99) won the high jump with a leap of 1.86 meters (6-1.25) but did not hit the qualifying standard and will not compete in London.
Recent U-M graduate Allison Liske (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland East) finished fourth in Calgary in the discus with a lifetime-best toss of 49.96 meters (163-11).
At the U.S. Trials at Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Anna (Willard) Pierce (2007) placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:09.51 to advance to Saturday's (June 30) finals, which will take place at 4:23 p.m. MDT.
Heptathlete Bettie Wade (2006-09) is sitting in fifth place after the first four events with 3,680 points. Wade's top event on the opening day proved to be the shot put as she finished second with a throw of 13.62 meters (44-8.25). The remaining three events will be contested tomorrow.
U.S. Olympic Trials Television Schedule
Saturday, June 30, 9-10 p.m. (TV: NBC)
Sunday, July 1, 7-8 p.m. (TV: NBC)
* All broadcasts live
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423