Huntington’s Lauren Johnson misses out on Rio

File Photo: Courtesy Huntington Univ. Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. (WANE) – Huntington native Lauren Johnson failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

Johnson competed against eleven runners at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1,500-meter race.

She finished 8th with a time of 4:10:29. Only the top three runners advanced to Rio.

Johnson, a Huntington North and Huntington University graduate, had made a steady climb through several preliminary races.

In Sunday’s race, Johnson was out front early. But towards the end of the race she faltered, stepping off the track for a moment while in the middle of the pack. Video replay didn’t confirm if Johnson stumbled or if another runner made contact with her.


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