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Jun 28, 2012 2:40 PM

Flowing Wells High School graduate to compete in Olympic trials finals

EUGENE, OR - Tucson native and Flowing Wells High School graduate, Tara Erdmann will compete in the 5000-meter 2012 Olympic trials finals in Eugene, OR Thursday night.

On Monday, Erdmann finished fourth in her heat with a time of 15:49.98.

Sixteen athletes will compete in Thursday's race, as the top six in each heat are joined by the next four fastest times that did not automatically qualify based on finish. The top-three finishers in the race who have the Olympic A standard time of 15:20.0 will represent USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

In addition to her run in the 5k, Erdmann also competed in the 10,000-meter Olympic qualifying race on Friday, June 22. She placed sixth overall in a personal-best time of 32:09.15, just 10 seconds out of the top-three.

Watch Tara compete in the 5000-meter final scheduled for 7:15 p.m. (Pacific time) this Thursday, June 28 on the NBC Sports Network.

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