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Artistil falls short of Olympic trial finals berth

Published: Monday, July 2, 2012

Updated: Monday, July 2, 2012 01:07

After making a literal run to the U.S. Olympic trials semifinals over the weekend, USF track senior David Artistil fell short of competing in the finals for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in London.

The hurdler finished in 10th place in the Olympic Outdoor Track and Field Trials with a time of 50.04 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. He fell two spots short of a berth in the final round, as the top eight advanced.

“David had a great experience out here in Eugene, running against the top 400-meter hurdlers in the country but just came up short,” USF coach Warren Bye said in a press release. “To finish 10th is a great accomplishment — and he’ll not only grow from this meet, but be able to use it down the road as he continues to compete.”

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