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Roller, Harper Compete at U.S. Olympic Trials

June 22, 2012

EUGENE, Ore.—Virginia track and field senior Lance Roller and former Cavalier Lyndsay Harper competed at the 2012 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials Friday evening (June 22) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Roller placed 23rd overall and seventh in the first heat of the men’s 800 meters in a time of 1:48.67. The Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., native is a three-time All-American, including a second-team nod during the 2012 outdoor season. Roller was the 800m ACC Champion and a part of the 4x400 relay that also claimed gold.

Harper finished seventh in the second heat of the women’s 800 meters in a time of 2:08.33 (30th overall). The Albuquerque, N.M., native was a two-time All-American for Virginia, including 2011 second-team honors in the women's 800 meters.

The action continues tomorrow when senior Andy Fahringer (Whitehall, Pa.) competes in the men’s javelin qualifying at 3:30 p.m., eastern. The Olympic Trials continue through July 1.


Friday’s Results

Women’s 800m first round – Lyndsay Harper – 30th overall – 2:08.33

Men’s 800m first round – Lance Roller – 23rd overall – 1:48.67

Saturday’s Schedule

3:30 p.m. - Men's Javelin qualifying - Andy Fahringer


Remaining U.S. Olympic Trials TV Schedule on NBC and NBC Sports Network

Saturday, June 23rd - 8-9 p.m. ET/PT NBC

Sunday, June 24th - 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC

Monday, June 25th - 9-11 p.m. ET/PT NBCSN

Thursday, June 28th - 9-11 p.m. ET/PT NBCSN

Friday, June 29th - 6-8 p.m. ET NBCSN

Saturday, June 30th - 9-10 p.m. ET/PT NBC



Sunday, July 1st - 7-8 p.m. ET/PT NBC


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