EUGENE, Ore. Jennifer Grossarth finished two places and two-tenths of a second away from advancing to the women's 400-meter hurdles finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Track and Field Trials.
Grossarth, the former Tooele High and BYU standout, finished 10th overall in Saturday's semifinals and sixth in her heat with a time of 56.37 seconds.
Finishing with the day's top time was Tiffany Ross-Williams at 54.75, with the eighth and final qualifier clocking in at 56.174 just .002 ahead of the ninth-place participant.
The semifinals' top eight finishers advance to today's finals, with the first three finishers today earning berths on the U.S. Olympic team.
The trials continue today and Monday and then resume Thursday through Sunday, July 6. No athletes from Utah or with local ties will be competing until the second half of the trials.