Chantae McMillan – the 2012 Olympic heptathlete who lives in Kettering, trains mostly at Fairmont High and the Kettering Rec Center and helped coach track at the University of Dayton – finished fifth in the heptathlon competition at U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Sunday. She will not be one of the three Americans competing in the event at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Only the top three finishers made the Olympic team.
McMillan, a 28-year old University of Nebraska All-American who relocated here four years ago to work with local trainer Lynn Smith — had ended Saturday’s competition in the two-day event in sixth place, She had finished third in the 100-meter hurdles, seventh in both the shot put and high jump and 11th in the 200-meter dash
She fared netter in Sunday’s last three events. She won the javelin and was sixth in the long jump and the 800 meters. She ended the competition with 6236 points. The Americans headed to Rio in the heptathlon are Barbara Nwaba (6494 point). Heather Miller- Koch (6423) and Kendell Williams (6402)
Dayton native and recent LSU grad Quincy Downing also missed out on his Rio bid. He finished sixth in the final of the 400 meter hurdles Sunday night. He posted a time of 49.60 seconds. The top three finishers – Kerron Clement (48.50). Byron Robinson (48.79). and Michael Tinsley 48.82 – made the team.
• Late Saturday night, former Middletown and Ohio State standout Jeff See finished 12th in the finals of the 5,000-meter run.
See, running for Asics Furman Elite, clocked a time of 13 minutes, 53.26 seconds.
Bernard Lagat, 41, won the race in 13:35.50. Hassan Mead (13.35.70) and Paul Chelimo (13:35.92) earned the other two spots to Rio.
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