Tyner qualifies for steeplechase finals


EUGENE, Ore. — Air Force All-American Justin Tyner qualified for the finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase during the first day of competition at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

With a time of 8:46.43, Tyner finished seventh in the first of two semifinal heats of the 3000-meter steeplechase, earning a spot in the finals based on time. The top five finishers from each heat earned an automatic spot in the finals, as did the next four fastest times. 

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