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Arizona Wildcat Georganne Moline reaches final of 400-meter hurdles

Georganne Moline

Georganne Moline competes in the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Monday. Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats senior Georganne Moline was second in her heat of the 400-meter hurdles Monday to advance to Wednesday’s final.

Molina finished in a time of 54.74 seconds, a day after setting a personal record of 54.31 seconds. She had the seventh-fastest time overall in the semifinals.

The final will be held Wednesday at 12:45 Tucson time. Moline is one of three U.S. athletes in the final.

Arizona senior Julie Labonte finished 23rd in the shot put with a throw of 57 feet, 4.25 inches (17.48 meters) and failed to advance to the final. UA volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams also fell short of the final, placing 16th at 59 feet, 9.5 inches.

Camarena-Williams was 12th in the 2008 Olympics and was considered a threat for a medal this time around, but a back injury struck at the wrong time.

“I hurt myself this last week, and I haven’t been able to practice pretty much the whole time I’ve been in England,” Camarena-Williams said in a news release. “It’s been a rough go, but I just wanted to go out and try my hardest, and that is what I did.”

Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett will begin qualifying for the women’s high jump early Thursday morning Tucson time.

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