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Forum staff reports, Published June 21 2013

Roesler advances to women's 800 meter final at USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa – Laura Roesler, a former Fargo South standout, advanced to the final in the women’s 800 meters on Friday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium.

Roesler, who runs at the University of Oregon, placed fourth in her semifinal heat. She finished the race in 2 minutes, 00.54 seconds, setting a new personal record.

Roesler’s posted the fifth-fastest time in the semifinals. Brenda Martinez, who won the heat Roesler was in, had the best time in the semifinals (1:59.84).

The women’s 800 final is scheduled for 3:04 p.m. Sunday.