Three Former Tigers Advance to Saturday's Semifinal Round
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Lady Tigers were a force to be reckoned with in the qualifying rounds of the 200 meters Friday at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, as three former athletes all advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.
Muna Lee, the most decorated track and field athlete in LSU history, was dominant in winning her heat in 22.66 seconds. The seven-time NCAA champion and 20-time All-American had the second fastest qualifying mark of the day as she was bettered only by Olympian and 2003 U.S. national champion Torri Edwards (22.60).
Stephanie Durst, competing in the same heat as Lee, finished just behind her former teammate with a time 22.75. The 12-time All-American automatically advanced with the field’s sixth fastest mark.
Monique Hall also automatically advanced to the next round, placing third in her heat and 11th overall with a time of 23.42.
Competition from the 2004 Olympic Trials will continue tomorrow. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (CT).