Chanman's Blog

From the Olympic Trials #1

Posted in Report From the Road,USA Track & FIeld by Andy Chan on July 4, 2008

Well, Malinda and I are up here in Eugene. It was an eventful day.
Saw Tyson Gay of the 9.68 100 meters (wind-aided) in the Hilton lobby.
Rode the shuttle with the #1 seed in the men’s 110 hurdles. Got a ride
from total strangers from the credential pick-up to our hotel. While
on the warm-up field looking for Shannon, got a hug from the woman I
consider the greatest female athlete in American history, Jackie Joyner-

Oh yeah, and Shannon qualified on by winning her heat in 4:16. There
was a big group all together with 200 to go but she sprinted the last
half lap pretty hard to take the heat. Brie Felnagle, who I felt was a
possible Beijing contender, dropped out of the race tonight. Anyway,
on to the semi-final on Friday at 8:25pm.

Heard from Frank and Monica Z that they are in Medford tonight and will
arrive here at the Trials on July 4.


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