Herron, Sowinski Olympic Runs Come Up Short

June 26, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa seniors Erik Sowinski and Jeffery Herron saw their Olympic runs come to an end at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon last weekend.

Herron cleared the high jump bar at 7-0 ½ (2.15m) to place 11th in the preliminary round and advanced to Monday’s finals, where he was unable to match his mark and had to settle for a 10th place tie.

Sowinski placed seventh in the 800 meter prelims with a time of 1:47.30, but failed to advance past the semifinals when he clocked a 1:50.83 and was forced to settle for a 16th place finish.

Hawkeye junior Justin Austin placed 25th in the preliminary round of the 100 meters, clocking a 10.43. The 2011 track and field athlete of the year will get another chance at making the Olympic team when he toes the start line of the 200 meters Friday at 3:45 p.m. (CT).

Four-time Big Ten champion Troy Doris is also still in the Trials field. Doris will compete in the triple jump Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (CT).

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials are being held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Complete results can be found at gotracktownusa.com.