Erika Kemp advances to 5,000 final at U.S. Olympic Trials!!!

Rancocas Valley’s Erika Kemp advanced to the finals of the 5,000-meter run Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.

Kemp ran 15:42.76 at Hayward Field and advanced as one of six wild-card qualifiers. The top five in each of two heats plus the next six-fastest overall advanced to the final.

Kemp, racing for the Boston Athletic Association, ran her PR of 15:26.18 in Irvine, Calif., last month. She also qualified for the Trials in the 10,000.

The 5,000 final is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. EST on Monday, and Kemp will be lining up in the 14th spot.

The 10,000 is a two-race final and scheduled for 9:44 p.m. next Saturday.

Here are Kemp’s splits:
200: 35.04 / 35.04
600: 75.90 / 1:50.94
1000: 75.73 / 3:06.66
1400: 76.21 / 4:22.86
1800: 73.33 / 5:36.19
2200: 70:59 / 6:46.77
2600: 72.76 / 7:59.52
3000: 77.13 / 9:16.65
3400: 78.12 / 10:34.76
3800: 78.57 / 11:53.33
4200: 77.01 / 13:10.33
4600: 78.05 / 14:28.37
5000 74.39 / 15:42.76

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