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Ex-Dodger back in action Thursday

Uhl tries to qualify for Olympics in 5,000 as well

June 28, 2012
By The Messenger Sports staff ( , Messenger News

EUGENE, Ore. - Lisa (Koll) Uhl will return to the track tonight in search of a second 2012 London Olympic berth in the 5000-meter run at the trials.

The event will be televised as part of the United States Trials from Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus by NBC Sports. Uhl is expected to run at 9:15 p.m. locally.

Uhl, a 2005 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and former Iowa State University standout, already earned a trip to London in July after finishing fourth in the 10,000-meter event last week. The 11-time NCAA All-American distance runner for the Cyclones clocked a time of 32:03.46 last Friday in the 10,000.

A total of eight runners have met the Olympic-qualifying standard time of 15:20, so the top-three finishers will likely be the ones to advance to 2012 London Olympics later this year.

Uhl holds the NCAA record in the 10K with a time of 31:18.07 as a senior in 2010.

Uhl, who currently lives in Portland, was an indoor and outdoor 5,000-meter NCAA national champion at Iowa State.

The NBC Sports telecast will begin at 8 p.m. Iowa time.



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