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2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: Jeremy Wariner Finishes 6th In 400m

Jeremy Wariner failed to qualify for his third Olympic Games as he finished sixth in the 400m

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Jun 9, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Jeremy Wariner during the men's 400m at the Adidas Grand Prix. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Jun 9, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Jeremy Wariner during the men's 400m at the Adidas Grand Prix. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Former Baylor Bear track star Jeremy Wariner was attempting to qualify for his third Olympic Games in the 400m. However, Wariner failed to qualify as he finished sixth with a time of 45.24 seconds. Wariner was well behind the winner of the race which was LaShawn Merritt who finished with a time of 44.12 seconds, and finishing in second place was Florida Gator Tony McQuay who ran a 44.49.

Wariner has had a distinguished running career as he participated in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, and has won four Olympic medals. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Wariner won the gold medal in the 400m as well as part of the gold medal team that won the 4 x 400m relay.

Wariner participated in the same events at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and he won the gold in the 4 x 400m relay and the silver medal in the 400m.

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