Gallagher, Centrowitz Advance to 1,500 Semifinals at U.S. Olympic Trials

Gallagher, Centrowitz Advance to 1,500 Semifinals at U.S. Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – American University assistant coach Kerri Gallagher finished fourth in her heat of the women's 1,500-meter run Thursday to advance to Friday's semifinal at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials being held at the University of Oregon.

Also on Thursday, Matthew Centrowitz moved into Friday's semifinal of the men's 1,500 with a fourth-place finish in his heat. Centrowitz is the son of AU head coach and two-time Olympian Matt Centrowitz.
 
Gallagher ran 4:23.60 to finish among the top six in her heat and move forward in the competition.
 
In her heat, the second of three in qualifying rounds on Thursday, the top six finished in a group within a half-second to advance. The second heat was the slowest of the three heats contested on Thursday.
 
Centrowitz went 3:42.48 in a brisk final heat on the men's side, as the top six in that heat finished within 0.24 seconds.
 
The top six in each of three heats, plus the next six fastest times, advanced to Friday's semifinal round. Semifinals are scheduled Friday at 7:12 p.m. ET (men) and 8:03 p.m. ET (women).
 
NBCSN will cover the action between 6:00 and 8:00 on Friday, with the broadcast moving to NBC at 8 p.m.
 
The finals in the men's and women's 1,500 will be on Sunday.