Neville Advances to 400-Meters Semifinals in Beijing
Aug. 18, 2008
BEIJING, China - David Neville finished second in his heat of the 400m dash to qualify for the semifinals. Neville finished just behind Leslie Djhone of France, recording a time of 45.22 seconds. Having recorded the world's fourth-fastest time in the 400m this year, Neville is a medal contender despite suffering from a sore Achilles tendon.
Neville was a five-time All-American at Indiana between 2003-2005. He also won four Big Ten Championships as a Hoosier.
Neville will run in the semifinals on Tuesday. He will run in heat two, in which he has the best time recorded in 2008.
Aarik Wilson saw his Olympic journey come to an end on Sunday, as he did not qualify for the finals in the triple jump. The U.S. Olympic Trials champion is suffering from a stress fracture that was diagnosed in late May. Wilson's jump 52-4 3/4 was good for 33rd place in the event.
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