Ellis-Watson advances in 400m at U.S. Olympic Trials

Taylor Ellis-Watson finished second in her heat in the 400m on Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.

Ellis-Watson, a recent graduate of Arkansas and member of the national championship team this spring, ran a 51.54 in the second heat of the day.

The top three in each of the four heats advanced along with the next four fastest times. Ellis-Watson’s time was sixth best on the day.

She is ranked 23rd in the world in the 400m and had a personal best of 50.78 at the LSU Invitational on April 30.

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