August 20, 2011

Martin Qualifies for 800 Final at World University Games

To view the combined results of all the semifinal heats in the 800 meters, click here.

UC Santa Barbara's Ryan Martin has qualified for the final in the 800 meters at the World University Games after running a 1:48.07 in the semifinal round on Saturday.  The final will be run on Sunday morning at 4:00 a.m. (PDT).

Martin, who won the Big West title in the 800 meters and was an All-American in 2011, was the second automatic qualifier from the third heat. Lutimar Paes of Brazil won the heat in a time of 1:48.03

Overall, Martin ran the 10th fastest time in the semifinals.  Fred Samoei of Kenya had the fastest time in the semis at 1:46.91.