June 22, 2006

Emmen Advances to Sweet 16 at USA Championships

June 22, 2006

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Redshirting Gaucho, Tetlo Emmen automatically advanced to the 800m semifinals this afternoon at the 2006 AT&T USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. The now fifth year UCSB athlete finished 2nd in the fourth of four sections in a time of 1:48.53 outkicking 2004 Olympian and 2003 NCAA National Champion Johnathon Johnson of Reebok to claim the last automatic spot.

A rain delay slowed down the Championships by twenty minutes early in the afternoon, but it did not slow down the Gaucho. Getting out well in 53 seconds through 400m, Emmen stayed in the pack and waited as he has done all year. The group of nine slowed down in the third 200m, coming through 600m in 1:20 even. Then as others faded, he continued to charge around the final turn and into the homestretch. His move into 2nd place proved to be crucial as none of the times in the fourth section were fast enough to move on at-large, denying Johnson who was third in 1:48.77 of a semi-finals appearance. Derrick Peterson of Adidas, 2004 Olympian and 1999 NCAA Champion came across the line first in 1:48.52 just ahead of Emmen.

The top two athletes in each heat advanced automatically with the next best eight times also moving on from the quarter-finals. He will go into the semi's with the 3rd best time in 2006 out of the sixteen remaining men as the group will be split into two heats of eight. Of the marks posted today Emmen will be seeded 7th and with the '06 NCAA Champion failing to qualify to semi's, he is the top ranked collegiate in the field. Defending USA Champion and Olympian, Khadevis Robinson, Three time USA Champion and '03 World Indoor Champion, David Krummenacker among many others have also advanced as they will fight for the final eight spots into finals. Emmen and company will next compete in the semifinals tomorrow, scheduled for 7:30pm Indianapolis.

Results
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Men 800 Meter Run
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 THE ADVANCEMENT FORMULA FOR THIS EVENT IS
 TOP 2 EACH HEAT PLUS NEXT BEST 8  FOR TOTAL OF 16
 IGNORE THE LISTING THAT READS 2+12-20
 Two alleys, 6 and 4 in 1st round only
       World: W 1:41.11  8/24/1997   Wilson Kipketer, KEN
    American: A 1:42.60  8/28/1985   Johnny Gray, Santa Monica T
        Meet: M 1:42.80  6/24/1992   Johnny Gray, SMTC
    Name                    Year Team                   Prelims
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Heat  1
  1 Jacob Koczman                Indiana Invaders       1:49.01Q
  2 James Hatch                  The Farm Team, Inc.    1:49.18Q
  3 Trent Riter                  unattached             1:49.38
  4 Gered Burns                  unattached             1:49.54
  5 Kevin Hicks                  Nike                   1:49.78
  6 Raphael Asafo-agyei          U S C                  1:49.80
  7 Timothy Dunne                New York A C           1:50.18
  8 Tim Harris                   Miami                  1:50.52
  9 Ryan Brown                   unattached             1:52.62
 -- Philip Sakala                U S Military Aca           DNS
Heat  2
  1 Jon Rankin                   Nike                   1:47.47Q
  2 Bryan Berryhill              Reebok                 1:48.03Q
  3 Nicholas Symmonds            unattached             1:48.05q
  4 Duane Solomon                unattached             1:48.18q
  5 Jebreh Harris                Reebok                 1:48.18q
  6 David Krummenacker           adidas                 1:48.42q
  7 Ricardo Bell                 Indiana Invaders       1:48.82
  8 Elliott Blount               The Farm Team, Inc.    1:49.16
  9 Ali Najjar                   unattached             1:49.53
 10 Matthew Groose               Wisconsin R R T        1:51.38
Heat  3
  1 Khadevis Robinson            Nike                   1:47.47Q
  2 Kevin Elliott                The Farm Team, Inc.    1:47.58Q
  3 Samuel Burley                Asics                  1:47.73q
  4 Neville Miller               Missouri               1:47.99q
  5 Michael Inge                 unattached             1:48.06q
  6 Brendon Mahoney              The Farm Team, Inc.    1:48.19q
  7 Wil Fitts                    Baylor                 1:48.44
  8 Harun Iman                   unattached             1:48.45
  9 Richard Smith                Nike                   1:48.64
 10 Adam Steele                  Reebok                 1:51.76
Heat  4
  1 Derrick Peterson             adidas                 1:48.52Q
  2 Tetlo Emmen                  unattached             1:48.53Q
  3 Jonathan Johnson             Reebok                 1:48.77
  4 Marcus Mayes                 Missouri               1:48.79
  5 Brandon Shaw                 The Farm Team, Inc.    1:48.98
  6 Joel Legare                  Connecticut            1:49.02
  7 Timothy Ramirez              Azusa Pacific          1:49.55
  8 Joel Williams                Jackson State          1:49.80
  9 Paul Moser                   New York A C           1:51.20
 -- Nicholas Thornton            unattached                 DNF
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    Name                    Year Team                   Prelims  H#
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Preliminaries
  1 Khadevis Robinson            Nike                   1:47.47Q  3
  2 Jon Rankin                   Nike                   1:47.47Q  2
  3 Derrick Peterson             adidas                 1:48.52Q  4
  4 Jacob Koczman                Indiana Invaders       1:49.01Q  1
  5 Kevin Elliott                The Farm Team, Inc.    1:47.58Q  3
  6 Bryan Berryhill              Reebok                 1:48.03Q  2
  7 Tetlo Emmen                  unattached             1:48.53Q  4
  8 James Hatch                  The Farm Team, Inc.    1:49.18Q  1
  9 Samuel Burley                Asics                  1:47.73q  3
 10 Neville Miller               Missouri               1:47.99q  3
 11 Nicholas Symmonds            unattached             1:48.05q  2
 12 Michael Inge                 unattached             1:48.06q  3
 13 Duane Solomon                unattached             1:48.18q  2
 14 Jebreh Harris                Reebok                 1:48.18q  2
 15 Brendon Mahoney              The Farm Team, Inc.    1:48.19q  3
 16 David Krummenacker           adidas                 1:48.42q  2
 17 Wil Fitts                    Baylor                 1:48.44   3
 18 Harun Iman                   unattached             1:48.45   3
 19 Richard Smith                Nike                   1:48.64   3
 20 Jonathan Johnson             Reebok                 1:48.77   4
 21 Marcus Mayes                 Missouri               1:48.79   4
 22 Ricardo Bell                 Indiana Invaders       1:48.82   2
 23 Brandon Shaw                 The Farm Team, Inc.    1:48.98   4
 24 Joel Legare                  Connecticut            1:49.02   4
 25 Elliott Blount               The Farm Team, Inc.    1:49.16   2
 26 Trent Riter                  unattached             1:49.38   1
 27 Ali Najjar                   unattached             1:49.53   2
 28 Gered Burns                  unattached             1:49.54   1
 29 Timothy Ramirez              Azusa Pacific          1:49.55   4
 30 Kevin Hicks                  Nike                   1:49.78   1
 31 Joel Williams                Jackson State          1:49.80   4
 31 Raphael Asafo-agyei          U S C                  1:49.80   1
 33 Timothy Dunne                New York A C           1:50.18   1
 34 Tim Harris                   Miami                  1:50.52   1
 35 Paul Moser                   New York A C           1:51.20   4
 36 Matthew Groose               Wisconsin R R T        1:51.38   2
 37 Adam Steele                  Reebok                 1:51.76   3
 38 Ryan Brown                   unattached             1:52.62   1
 -- Nicholas Thornton            unattached                 DNF   4
 -- Philip Sakala                U S Military Aca           DNS   1

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