June 23, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Red-shirt junior Beth Rohl (New Buffalo, Mich.) has qualified for the finals in the women's discus at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials after throwing a personal best 57.56 meters in the preliminary round Friday night.
The top-12 throwers out of the 24 qualifiers in the preliminary round advanced to the finals. Rohl's toss of 57.56 meters was good for seventh place.
The finals of the women's discus are scheduled for Sunday at 6:05 p.m. ET.
Rohl qualified for the trials after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships on a then-personal best throw of 56.85 meters (186-6). Rohl needed a throw of at least 56 meters to meet the provisional "B" standard.
Rohl has had an exceptional 2012 campaign, earning bronze medals in hammer throw as well as the discus at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. She has also earned First-Team USTFCCCA All-American Honors for the outdoor and indoor seasons.
Freshman Tori Franklin will compete in women's triple jump, with qualifying round competition scheduled for Saturday at 6:20 p.m. ET.
Follow the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at usatf.org.