Roesler set for 800m final

DES MOINES, Iowa – Fargo South graduate and current University of Oregon runner Laura Roesler will compete today in the women’s 800-meter final at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium. The race is scheduled to begin at 3:04 p.m.

Roesler finished fourth in her semifinal heat Friday with a time of 2 minutes, 0.54 seconds, setting a new personal best. Brenda Martinez, who won Roesler’s heat, had the best time in the semifinals (1:59.84).

The meet will be televised live on NBC Sports Network from 2 to 3 p.m. and on NBC from 3 to 5 p.m.

– Daily News Staff