Gophers senior Hassan Mead qualified for the 5,000-meter run final at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., on Monday night.
Mead finished fifth in his heat and fifth overall with a time of 13:44.56. The top 16 runners out of 25 advanced to Thursday's final. Mead will have to be one of the top three athletes with the Olympic "A" standard of 13:20 to make the Olympic team.
Three former Gophers athletes also competed Sunday or Monday:
- Middle-distance runner Heather Kampf finished in seventh place out of eight runners in the 800 final. She will not compete in London.
- Jamie Cheever qualified for the final of the 3,000 steeplechase. She placed sixth in her heat and 12th overall at 9:51.42.
- Sam Sonnenberg competed in the pole vault Sunday after rain delayed the event. She did not clear the opening height and did not make the Olympic team.
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