EUGENE, Oregon - On a day of qualifying events for Aggies at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials two sprinters moved along in the 200 meters in front of a crowd of 21,097 at Hayward Field on Friday.
Jeneba Tarmoh won her heat in 22.30 seconds, with an aiding wind of +3.4, to make the women's 200 meter final. Prezel Hardy, Jr. was also a heat winner in the opening round of the men's 200 with a time of 20.51, also with an aiding wind of +2.8.
Porscha Lucas, who finished fifth with a 22.70 as she ran in the same heat with Tarmoh, did not make the final.
The top time qualifiers for the women's 200 final were Sanya Richards-Ross (22.15), Allyson Felix (22.30), Tarmoh (22.30) and Tianna Madison (22.33).
Hardy's time ranked him ninth among the 16 sprinters moving on to the men's 200 semifnal. The top qualifiers were Wallace Spearmon (20.17), Calesio Newman (20.28), Jeremy Dodson (20.28) and Shawn Crawford (20.32).
In javelin qualifying Laura Asimakis placed eighth in her flight and 20th overall with a best of 154-3 (47.02).
Aries Merritt, who trains in College Station, won the opening heat of the 110 hurdles in 13.13 seconds going into a head wind of -1.6. Merritt moves onto the semifinals with the fastest qualifying time, which was matched by Jason Richardson in the second heat.
Saturday's action involving Aggies will include the women's 200 final and the men's 200 semifinal for Tarmoh and Hardy, respectively. Merritt will contest the semifinal in the 110 hurdles.