Shannon Rowbury, a 2007 Duke graduate, advanced to the finals of the 1,500 meters at the Olympics in Beijing this morning. The only U.S. runner to make it through, Rowbury qualified for the finals after finishing fourth in her heat with a time of 4:03.89. Rowbury will race in the finals Saturday at 7:50 a.m. EST.
Rowbury holds the Duke school record in the 1,500 meters with a 4:14.81, and won a national championship in 2007.
–by Ben Cohen