Koch to compete in Olympic Trials

8 years ago

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Two-time NCAA Div. II 800-meter champion Carsyn Koch has declared entry in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials scheduled for July 1-10, 2016 in Eugene, Ore.

The 2014 Washburn District High School graduate, who just completed her sophomore year at Cedarville University, will run in the women’s 800-meter prelims on July 1 with competition beginning at 7:45 p.m.

The semifinals are slated for July 2 at 2:43 p.m. with the finals on July 4 at 8:51 p.m. Television coverage of the finals can be seen on the NBC Sports Network.

Koch met the Olympic Trials qualifying mark with a 2:02.39 effort on May 1 in the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. It’s the fastest outdoor women’s 800 time in NCAA Div. II history.

The sophomore standout went on to win the Div. II outdoor title in Bradenton, Fla. on May 28 in 2:03.48.

She was the Div. II indoor champion with a winning performance of 2:05.12 in March.