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Georganne Moline (born March 6, 1990) is an American hurdler who specializes in the 400 metres hurdles and 400 metres. She won a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 meter hurdles.

Georganne Moline
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Georganne Moline in 2015
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 29)
Missoula, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight130 lb (59 kg)[1]
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles, 400 metres
Coached byFred Harvey[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400m hurdles: 53.14

Moline graduated from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Arizona.[2] During her junior and senior year of high school, she was the 4A-1 State Champion in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles.[2] Because of a stress fracture, Moline redshirted the outdoor season of her freshman year at the University of Arizona.[3] At the University of Arizona, she anchored the 4X400 relay, setting indoor and outdoor school records in 2010.[2] During the 2012 outdoor college season, Moline won the 400m hurdles title at the Pac-12 Championships. She was undefeated in every 400m hurdles event she entered that season, until she fell in the preliminary round of the NCAA championship.[2][3]

At the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, she placed second in 400m hurdles with a time of 54.33 to make the Olympic team.[4][5] Moline made the Olympic team at age 22, after completing her junior year of college.[3]

At the Olympics, Moline won her 400m hurdles preliminary heat with a time of 54.31, a new personal best.[6] She placed second in her semifinal to automatically qualify for the Olympic final.[7] Moline finished fifth in the Olympic 400 meter hurdles final, again setting a personal best with a time of 53.92.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c USA Track & Field profile of Georganne Moline
  2. ^ a b c d "Georganne Moline Arizona Wilcats bio". Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  3. ^ a b c Metcalfe, Jeff (August 3, 2012). "Arizona star Georganne Moline determined to medal in London". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  4. ^ 2012 U.S. Olympic trial results – 400m hurdles
  5. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (July 1, 2012). "Phoenix's Georganne Moline qualifies for London Olympics". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  6. ^ London 2012 - Women's 400m Hurdles heat results
  7. ^ London 2012 - Women's 400m Hurdles semifinal results Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ London 2012 - Women's 400m Hurdles final results Archived 2012-06-12 at the Wayback Machine

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