Former Bishop Kelly athlete Nick Symmonds clocked in at 1 minute, 46.94 seconds, winning his heat in the 800 meters Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. He topped David Pachuta by 0.2 seconds to advances to Saturdays semifinals. Symmonds time was the third fastest of the day behind Tyler Mulder (1:46.81) and Ryan Martin (1:46.92).
Fellow Bishop Kelly alumnus Corbin Duer is in 12th place with 3,797 points through five events in the decathlon. Ashton Eaton leads the event with 4,728 points.
Two former Idaho high school athletes competed in the 10,000 meters final. Juan Carlos Trujillo (Middleton) placed 23rd in 29:36.50, and David Jankowski (Skyline) was 20th in 29:00.67. Galen Rupp won the race in 27:25.33.