|Whyte Qualifies for Rio|
MOSCOW, Idaho – Angela Whyte booked her ticket to Rio over the weekend, as the former Vandal will represent Team Canada for the third time in her career. Several other Vandals competed over the weekend, with impressive showings across the board.
Whyte advanced to the final of the 100-meter hurdles at the Canadian Championships and Rio Selection Trials after finishing third in the prelims. She would also take third in the finals among an incredible field of athletes with a time of 13.06 seconds.
Whyte will be competing in her third Olympic Games. She also competed in 2004 and 2008, taking sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in Athens.
The Vandals had a pair of athletes competing in the 100-meter hurdles at the Canadian Championships and Rio Selection Trials. Christie Moerman also advanced to the final where she would go on to earn fourth with a time of 13.46 seconds.
Two other Vandals took part in the Canadian Championships and Rio Selection Trials. Alycia Butterworth took fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:05.90, while Barry Britt earned sixth in the 5000-meters at 14:14.68.
Russ Winger qualified for the finals in the discus competition at the US Olympic Trials after taking eighth in the qualifying round. Winger would go on to finish 12th with a throw of 54.11 meters.
Melinda Withrow also advanced at the US Olympic Trials, clearing 4.35 meters in the qualifying round of the pole vault competition. Withrow could not clear 4.40 meters in the finals, finishing in a tie for 11th.
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