Former Ocean City High School standout Renee Tomlin advanced Thursday in the women’s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Tomlin, affiliated with Nike, finished in 4 minutes, 16.36 seconds, earning a spot in today’s semifinals. She finished 17th overall among 30 entrants (two of whom did not start).
The race had three heats. Tomlin was seventh in her heat.
Morgan Uceny, who is affiliated with adidas, was the overall winner in 4:14.07.
The top 24 runners advanced to race today at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The top 12 finishers today will then compete in Sunday’s final (7:23 p.m. EDT). The top three finishers (who meet the Olympic standard time) Sunday will make the U.S. Olympic team and compete at the Summer Games in London.
NBC Sports Network is scheduled to televise coverage of the track and field trials from 7-8 p.m. today. On Sunday, NBC will televise live coverage from 7-8 p.m.
Tomlin, 23, had a record-setting career at Georgetown University following her 2006 graduation from Ocean City.
For the Hoyas, Tomlin won seven Big East Conference titles and earned four all-American honors. She was one of 30 finalists for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award.
In her senior year at Ocean City, Tomlin won the 800 and 1600 at the South Jersey Championships and finished third in the 800 at the Meet of Champions.
Tomlin qualified for the Olympic trials on May 30 when she ran a personal-best 4:11.31 seconds at the Road to London Twilight Series at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York.