Aug. 5, 2012 Nieto Qualifies for High Jump Finals at Olympic Games Leave a Comment
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LONDON, England (EMUEagles.com) - Former Eastern Michigan University track and field athlete and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Jamie Nieto qualified for the finals of the high jump competition at the 2012 Olympic Games Sunday, Aug. 5. The EMU alumnus leapt 2.26-meters on his way to becoming one-of-three American athletes to earn a spot in the finals.
The medal round for the high jump is scheduled for 7 p.m. (London Time) which is 2 p.m. locally on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Time Schedule for Jamie Nieto (London Time/EST)
Tuesday, Aug. 7: 7 p.m./2 p.m. - High jump final
EMU has had a track representative at the summer Olympic Games since Hayes Jones in 1960. The Eagles have had 17 representatives in 52 years, 14 men and three women.
EMU's Track and Field Olympic Athletes
1960 - Hayes Jones
1964 - Hayes Jones
1968 - Dave Ellis
1972 - Hasely Crawford, Tony Nelson
1976 - Hasely Crawford, Deby Lansky LaPlante
1980 - Hasely Crawford
1984 - Earl Jones, Hasely Crawford
1988 - Tommy Asinga
1992 - Tommy Asinga
1996 - Paul McMullen, Tommy Asinga, Greg Rhymer, Sevatheda Fynes, Clement Chukwu
2000 - Clement Chukwu, Nduka Awazie, Fabian Rollins, Sevatheda Fynes
2004 - Jamie Nieto
2008 - Sasha Springer-Jones
2012 - Eric Alejandro, Jamie Nieto
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