San Francisco’s Shannon Rowbury easily moved into the semifinals of the 1,500-meter race on Monday at the London Olympics after she turned in a solid time of 4 minutes, 06.03 seconds.Rowbury, who was the highest-qualifying American, finished seventh in her heat, but her time would have been fast enough to win either of the other two qualifying heats. Ethiopia’s Abeba Aregawi was the top qualifier at 4:04.55. Read More
Andy Chan first witnessed it 14 years ago, and has seen it hundreds of times since.
It’s the simple sight of his former student, Shannon Rowbury, jumping up and down two to three times before each and every race. But four years ago at the Beijing Olympics, the spectacle was different. Read More
When Shannon Rowbury reached the Summer Games four years ago in Beijing, she turned in the top placing ever by an American woman in the 1,500-meter run by finishing seventh.
After her performance at Sunday’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., she’ll have a chance to top that. The San Francisco resident and Sacred Heart Cathedral product finished second in the 1,500 in a time of four minutes, 5.11 seconds to qualify for a second straight Olympics. Read More