US Olympic Trials: Harris Advances to 800m Final

Isaiah Harris moved one step closer to the Olympic team as he advanced to the 800m final with a runner-up finish in heat two of the semi-finals on Saturday evening.

Harris closed well over the final 100m to secure one of the three automatic spots in the final as he crossed the line in second with a 1:46.16 effort.

Being in the second section helped Harris as the pace got out hard as he clocked 24.92 for his first 200m. The pace slowed over the next half lap and Isaiah was through the first 400m in 51.70 sitting in seventh place. Around the bend he started to move up as he came through 600m In fourth place at 1:18.31. Coming off the final turn Harris moved out to lane two and started his drive for the finish line, he maintained his for across the line to grab a qualifying spot.

Isaiah will run in the final on Monday night at 8:28pm.

University of Maine school record holder Nathaniel Meade jumped 50-7 1/2 on his second round jump to place 18th in the triple jump qualifying round. Julian Hubbard another former Black Bear fouled all three of his jumps and didn't record a mark in his first Olympic Trials experience.