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UNLV's Khadevis Robinson Makes Team in 800

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John Dixon of RS/NV   Jun 26th 2012, 12:30pm

From UNLVRebels.com

June 25, 2012


EUGENE, Ore. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV track & field assistant coach Khadevis Robinson (Nike) earned a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team with his second-place finish in the men's 800m run at the U.S. Olympic Trials Monday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Robinson is the second Rebel to earn a trip across the pond, as Amanda Bingson qualified for the Summer Games last week in the women's hammer throw.

Robinson, who was seventh with about 200 meters remaining, ran in the back of the pack for the majority of the race. With about 100 meters left, he outkicked his competition and eventually edged out Duane Solomon (Saucony) for second by only .01 seconds.

The Fort Worth, Texas native will represent the Red, White & Blue for the second time in Olympic competition after initially competing in Athens in 2004.

"We are so proud of Coach KD and his accomplishments," said UNLV track & field head coach Yvonne Wade. "He has trained very hard for this while coaching our Rebels and it just proves that if you set your mind to something it can be done. Two of our Rebel family members are representing us in London. We all should be very proud."

Nick Symmonds (Nike/Oregon TC Elite) won the 800m with a time of 1:43.92, and he will join Robinson and Solomon in London.

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