Boise native and Bishop Kelly High graduate Nick Symmonds advanced to the semifinals of the mens 800-meter run at the London Olympics on Monday morning.
Symmonds, 28, won his heat in 1 minute, 45.91 seconds. Symmonds will run in the second of three semifinals Tuesday (12:55 p.m. MDT) alongside world-record holder and heavy gold medal favorite David Rudisha from Kenya.
Eight of the 24 runners will advance to Thursdays final (1 p.m. Monday). Symmonds failed to advance through the semifinals in the 2008 Beijing Games.
NBC will air track and field qualifying events throughout its coverage Tuesday. For up-to-date coverage of Symmonds, check IdahoStatesman.com.