Georgia Tech grad Chaunte Lowe won the women’s high jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials, claiming her fifth national outdoor title and her third Olympic team berth.
Saturday in Eugene, Ore., Lowe cleared 6 feet 7 inches, breaking the trials record set in 1988. Lowe, 28, will pursue her first Olympic medal in London. She is the first and only Tech women’s track and field athlete to compete at the Olympics. Lowe (née Howard) still trains with Tech assistant track and field coach Nat Page.
Former Tech track star Angelo Taylor will try to make his fourth Olympic team Sunday in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Taylor advanced out of Friday’s semifinals with the fastest time of the day, 48.77 seconds. Taylor is attempting to become the first person in Olympic history to win three golds in the 400-meter hurdles. The hurdles finals will take place at 7:12 p.m. EDT Sunday.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog