Maloy misses bid to make Olympic track team
EUGENE, Ore. Liz Maloy of Loudonville fell short in her bid for a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team Thursday night, finishing seventh in the finals of the women’s 5,000 in 15:24.85 at Hayward Field. She had won her semifinal heat on Monday.
Maloy, a product of Holy Names and Georgetown, sat anywhere from fifth to eighth in the lead pack for much of the race, but was unable to pick up the pace when the leaders separated themselves from the field.
Julie Culley outkicked Molly Huddle to win the race in 15:13.77. Julie Lucas, who boldly grabbed the lead and pressed the pace, faded in the stretch and was nipped at the wire by Kim Conley for the third Olympic berth.
Maloy had earlier achieved the Olympic "A" qualifying standard, but needed a top-three finish to make the team.