Former Bearcat Wineberg Qualifies for 400-meter Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 1, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - After winning her second straight heat last night at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., former University of Cincinnati track star Mary Wineberg has qualified for the finals of the 400 meters. Her time of 50.57 in last night's semifinal heat was the fastest among all finalists.

After two days of rest, Wineberg will race for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team Thursday, July 3 at 8:05 p.m. The race will be tape delayed as part of USA Network's coverage of the trials beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Wineberg, a 2002 graduate of UC, currently ranks fourth in the world in the 400-meter dash.  She won a gold medal in the 4x400 relay last fall at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, and will seek a spot on the US Olympic team in both events.

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