June 24, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. -
University of Cincinnati assistant track and field coach Mary Wineberg ran a solid race, but came up short in her bid for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Wineberg, running in the first of two 400 meter semifinal heats at the U.S. Olympic Trials, placed fifth with a time of 51.94, just missing out on advancing to the finals.
“I pushed with 200 to go and the last 100 was really hard," Wineberg told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I gave it my all and it just wasn’t good enough."
Read the Enquirer's full story HERE.
She had run a nearly identical clocking of 51.93 on Friday in the preliminary rounds of her third Olympic Trials.
Wineberg, a Walnut Hills HS and UC graduate, was a 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4x400 relay.
After the Olympic Games, Wineberg took 2009 off from running to start a family with husband and fellow UC assistant coach Chris Wineberg. She gave birth to her daughter Brooklyn on August 3, 2009. Just a month later, Wineberg began training was on the comeback trail. Less than one year later, Wineberg finished in the top ten in the nation at USA Outdoor Nationals.