Monday, June 25, 2012
Scratch + DNS = End of the Olympic Streak for Jen Rhines
For the first time since 1996, Jen Rhines will not earn an spot on the USA Olympic team. After scratching from the 10,000 meters competition a week ago, which generated much speculation, Jen tonight was a DNS in the semi-finals of the 5000 meters. One assumes that injuries prevented the three-time Olympian (at three different distances) from competing tonight. If so, it's a shame that one of the most versatile and accomplished runners ever to wear a Villanova singlet would miss what looks to be her final chance to represent her country in the Olympics without battling it out on the track. Stay tuned as this story develops.