EUGENE, Ore. (AP/WATE) - Former Lady Vol Dee Dee trotter came in second to earn a spot on the 400 meter Olympic team Sunday at the U.S. track trials.
Sanya Richards-Ross set a meet record, finishing in 49.28 seconds for a spot on the Olympic team. Richards-Ross also plans to run in the 200 in the trials at Hayward for a shot at a double in the London Games. Trotter finished in 50.02 and Francena McCorory was third in 50.43 for the other two spots on the team. Natasha Hastings, who was on the 1,600 relay team that won gold in Beijing, finished seventh in 51.28. Richards-Ross was the favorite going into the Beijing Olympics, but faded on the stretch and settled for the bronze. Her mark in Sunday's final surpassed Chandra Cheeseborough's record 49.28 set in 1984.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)