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Shannon Rowbury Earns Second Trip to Olympics
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/01/2012
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EUGENE, Ore. - Duke Alumna Shannon Rowbury officially earned her second appearance on the London Olympic Team in the women's 1,500 meters on the final day of the 2012 Olympic Trials in Track and Field at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.  The San Francisco, Calif., native finished second with a time of 4:05.11 behind Morgan Uceny who crossed the line with a time of 4:04.59.  They will be joined by Jenny Simpson who finished in third place with a time of 4:05.17. 

In 2008, she finished first at the Olympic trials and went on to give the U.S. its highest finish ever by a women in the 1,500 meters by crossing the line in seventh at the Beijing Olympic finals. In 2012, she has her eyes set on a podium finish. 

While at Duke, Rowbury was the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Mile Champion and earned All-American honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

The 2012 London Olympics begin on July 27- August 12 with track and field events beginning August 3 and wrapping up on August 12. Rowbury will join pole vaulter and fellow Duke alumna Jillian Schwartz who qualified for Israel's team.

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