Martin Records 2nd Fastest Time in 800 Meter Prelims at U.S. Olympic Trials

Ryan Martin (Photo by Joyce Wang)
Ryan Martin (Photo by Joyce Wang)

EUGENE, ORE. - UC Santa Barbara's Ryan Martin ran the second fastest time in the 800 meter preliminaries at the United States Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., on Friday afternoon.  Martin will run in the semifinals on Saturday.

Martin ran a 1:46.92 in the second heat at the trials.  The top time in the event's preliminary round was recorded by Tyler Mulder of Nike/Oregon TC Elite who clocked a 1:46.81, also in the second heat.  Nicholas Symmonds of Nike/Oregon TC Elite was third in 1:46.94.

The top-16 finishers on day one of the 800 move on to the semifinals which will be run on Saturday afternoon.  The first heat will go off at 4:45 p.m.  Martin will run in the second heat.  The finals will be run at 7:47 p.m. on Monday, June 25.
Complete 800 Meter Preliminary Results
Compete List of 800 Meter Semifinalists and Heat Lineups