Sept. 25, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Former Cougar distance great Bernard Lagat placed second in his heat of the men's 1500m prelims Monday and qualified to advance to the semifinals at the 2000 Olympics at Sydney, Australia.
Lagat, running for his home country of Kenya, ran a 3:40.42, for second place behind Medhi Baala of France (3:40.35). There were three preliminary heats and the top six placers from each heat along with the next six fastest times advanced to the Wednesday evening semifinals. The final race will be held Friday evening.