On Day 2 of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, Molly Huddle, Molly Ludlow and Ashley Spencer claimed center stage among Indiana’s epresentatives.
Notre Dame’s Huddle began the excellent day for Indiana’s women with a dominating run in the 10,000 meters at Eugene, Ore. She won the event in 31 minutes, 41.62 seconds and will represent the United States at the Rio Olympics.
Ludlow, a former Indiana University soccer player and track team walk-on, finished second overall in an 800 semifinal in 1:59.81. She advanced to Monday’s final, where she will look to become one of three runners to qualify for Team USA.
Lawrence North’s Spencer, meanwhile, finished third in her semifinal of the 400 in 51.21. She will run again Sunday in the final. Top three make the Olympic team, and top six are likely chosen for the 1,600-meter relay.
Also advancing was Indianapolis native Candyce McGrone, who ran her 100-meter heat in 11.24 and was among 21 runners to advance to semifinals. Both the semifinal and final of the 100 are Sunday.
On the men’s side, former Notre Dame alumni Chris Giesting and Patrick Feeney were eliminated in semifinal of the 400. Giesting clocked a 45.84 and finished 11th, while Feeney, a New Palestine graduate, finished 14th in 46.54.
For full results and a schedule of tomorrow’s qualifying schedule, go to trialsresults.usatf.org.