Jun 23, 2012 9:01 PM
University of Arizona Wildcat junior Nick Ross, a high jumper for the men's track and field team, has advanced to the final of the men's high jump competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The meet is being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The final day of competition is July 1. June 26-27 are "rest days" and will have no competition taking place.
Ross cleared 7-1.75 (2.18m) on his final attempt in the high jump, good for a ninth-place finish in the preliminary round and a spot in the final. The final will take place on June 25 at 5:50 p.m. MST.
Former Wildcat Zack Lloyd finished in 14th place in the preliminary round of the men's shot put. He had a toss of 60-7.25 (18.47m) on the day. Additionally, former Wildcat LaTisha Holden clocked a time of 15.07 in the women's 100-meter hurdles. She took seventh place in heat two and 21st overall.
Junior Georganne Moline will run in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles on June 28 at 5:30 p.m. The semifinal is on June 29 at 3:20 and the final is at 4:02 on July 1. Volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams, junior Alyssa Hasslen and Gibson are all set to compete in the women's shot put. The preliminary round is at 5:40 p.m. on June 28 and the final is on June 29 at 3:30 p.m. Junior Brigetta Barrett and Liz Patterson, a former Wildcat, are both set to compete in the high jump. The preliminary portion of the event will take place on June 28 at 5 p.m. MST. Should they finish in the top 12 and make the final, they will jump on June 30 at 5 p.m. MST.
Alumnus Nick Mossberg will compete in the men's pole vault, the preliminary round is on June 25 at 5:30 p.m. The men's pole vault final is on June 28 at 5:05 p.m. Freshman Jovon Cunningham has a pending mark in the men's triple jump; the preliminary round is set for 4:30 p.m. on June 28. The final for that event is at 4:40 p.m. on June 30. Volunteer assistant coach Bernard Lagat will run in the preliminary round of the men's 5,000m meters on June 25 at 7 p.m. The final for the 5K is at 7:38 p.m. on June 28.