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Eugene’s Lauren Johnson gets her World Championships qualifier in Belgium

July 19, 2015

Johnson had provisionally qualified for the World Championships in last month's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, but had not achieved the minimum qualifying standard.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Lauren Johnson of Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite nailed down her spot on Team USA for the World Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a fast 1500 meters Saturday in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Beatrice Chepkoech won the race in 4 minutes, 3.28 seconds. Johnson was second in 4 minutes, 4.17 seconds.

Johnson's time bettered the World Championships qualifying time of 4:06.50.

She provisionally had qualified for the World Championships in last month's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, but had not achieved the minimum qualifying standard.

Continue reading at: www.oregonlive.com

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