Johnson, Bouyer Advance to 400m Hurdles Final
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former Arizona runner Michelle Johnson (1996) and Tucson Elite Athletic Club's Nikkie Bouyer both qualified for the women's 400m hurdles final Sunday a the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hornet Stadium.
Johnson ran the No. 4 qualifying time, 55.46 seconds, and was second in her heat behind Tonja Buford-Bailey winning time of 55.30. Bouyer ran 56.01 to finish fourth in the other heat and advance to tomorrow's final.
Sandra Glover turned in the fastest qualifying time, 53.87. Buford-Bailey was second overall, and Kim Batten ran 55.07, the No. 3 time overall. The top four in each heat advanced to the final, and the top three in that race will represent the U.S. in the Oympics.
The other Wildcat competing Sunday, sophomore Brianna Glenn, finished 11th in the women's long jump final with a leap of 20-feet, 7-inches (6.29m).