West Virginia University Track & Field star Chelsea Carrier-Eades fell short of her goal of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team as a hurdler. She still has a shot at making the Olympic Team in the heptathlon.
Carrier-Eades advanced to Saturday's semfinals in the 100-meter hurdles, but did not manage a fast enough time to qualify for the finals. She finished 13th in the semifinals, five spots short of a spot in the finals.
"It was another very good race for Chelsea," says WVU coach Sean Cleary. "She has now become very consistent running under 13 seconds. At this level, if you don't bring a great performance you sit in the stands - she needed just a little more out of herself. Chelsea is the youngest in the field and will be back stronger from this experience. She has a week to recover and train for next week's heptathlon."
She will compete in the heptathlon beginning Friday, June 29, with the 100-meter hurdles (1:30 p.m.), high jump (2:30 p.m.), shot put (4:15 p.m.) and the 200-meter dash at 5:15 p.m.
The final three heptathlon events occur Saturday, June 30, with the long jump (6 p.m.), javelin throw (7:15 p.m.) and the 800-meter run at 9:20 p.m. The heptathlon field will consist of the nation's top 18 heptathletes.