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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Lagat To London, Anderson To Semis

The US Track and Field Olympic Trials continued Thursday with Cougar alum Bernard Lagat punching his ticket to the London Olympics.

Lagat finished second in the final of the men's 5000m, giving him a berth to his third Olympics. Lagat became the second WSU alum to qualify for the Olympics, joining Aron Baynes.

Jeshua Anderson took the first step to joining Lagat and Baynes Thursday, qualifying for the semifinal of the men's 400m hurdles. Anderson finished third in his heat and qualified for today's semifinal with the ninth fastest time. He didn't look overly impressive, but he was likely conserving energy considering he has to run again today then possibly again Sunday in the final.

The men's 400m hurdle semifinal will begin at 3:35 PT and be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

Football

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Washington State: Andrei Lintz was one of the Cougs stars this spring but he's no longer a tight end. His backup last year, Aaron Dunn, opted to transfer.

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New Washington State head football coach Mike Leach sure hasn’t been shy about making headlines since he arrived in Pullman.

Track & Field

Cougar Bernard Lagat to Race at Third Olympic Games - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

EUGENE -- Washington State alumnus Bernard Lagat, a two-time Olympian, punched his ticket to the 2012 London Games Thursday evening with his second-place finish in the men's 5000m final at the United States Track & Field Olympic Trials at Eugene's Hayward Field.