VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota track and field junior Alexa Duling has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400-meter hurdles, it was announced Tuesday night. Duling is the third Coyote student-athlete to earn a berth at the trials, which are being held in Eugene, Ore. Duling, a native of Gregory qualified for the nationals, thanks to her school-record time of 57.40 she ran at the NCAA West Preliminaries in May. Duling, who earned second-team All-American status after finishing 12th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships, will compete in the preliminaries at 7:30 p.m. Central time on Thursday in Eugene. The top 16 qualify for the semifinals, which are Friday. The finals in the event are set for Sunday.
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