Arizona Wildcats hurdler Georganne Moline placed second in her semi-final heat on Monday to reach the 400-meter finals at the 2012 Olympics. Her time of 54.74 was off yesterday's personal best time of 54.31 that advanced her to the semi-final, but she earned an automatic bid to the finals as a top-two finisher.
Moline will have a couple days of rest until her next race.The gun is set to go off around 12:45 MST on Wednesday, where Moline will chase a medal.
Georganne Moline advanced to the final of the women's 400-mete hurdles with a time of 54.74! The final is on Weds. at 12:45 p.m. MST.— Arizona Track&Field (@ArizonaTrack) August 6, 2012
Moline's time was the seventh-best time of the three semi-finals heats of eight runners each. Though it's not an exact science of measuring how well she'll do in the final -- when everyone's going out 110 percent -- five runners ran faster times in the semi-final round than Moline's PR that she set on Sunday afternoon in the preliminaries.
She could be a long-shot, but Moline appears to be peaking at the right time to be in the conversation.