Palmer earned an automatic spot in the semifinals byfinishing third in her heat with a time of 2:03.66. Mackie took fourth in her heat with a time of 2:03.30. The top three in the four heats automatically advanced to the semifinals. The four runners with next best times also advanced.
Nachelle Mackie and Katie Palmeradvanced to the 800 meter semifinals at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials on Friday. Both athletes are battling for a spot on the U.S. Track & Field Team that will compete in the 2012 London Olympics.
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