Ahmed Gains Olympic Trials A Standard in 1,5
BY ANDRES FOCIL
EUGENE, Oregon – Coming off a fifth place showing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships one week ago junior Said Ahmed set his sights on the U.S. Olympic Trials “A” Standard in the 1,500 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday afternoon and fulfilled his goal as he ran a lifetime best time of 3:37.49 to surpass the “A” standard of 3:39.00.
“It was great,” Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. “I thought if the pace was fast, he would be ready. It puts him in line for the U.S. team.”
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