June 26, 2012
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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.