Aug. 5, 2012
Former UConn great Phylicia George will kick off her first Olympic games on Monday afternoon at the Olympic Stadium in London at 5:05 a.m. EDT in the 100m hurdle preliminaries. George, who qualified for both the 100m dash the 100m hurdles, will be representing Canada in the 100 meter hurdles in the 2012 Olympics.
The Markham, Ontario native qualified for the Olympics at the Canadian Trials in early July. George led the way in the 100m dash with a first place finish in the finals with a time of 11.30 and was second in the 100 hurdles posting a time of 12.72, a new personal best.
George is one of 11 former and current BIG EAST track and field athletes that will be competing in the upcoming week. Likewise, George is one of 11 Division I female student-athletes representing Canada.
If George advances past the prelim round on Monday she will then compete in the semifinals on Tuesday at 2:05 p.m. ET and possibly the finals at 5 p.m. ET.