AWARDS AND KUDOS
Former CU athlete Kara Goucher (far left, front) and current CU athlete Jenny Barringer (front, second from right) with fellow athletes and President Bush at the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing. (AP photo courtesy of CU Athletics)
2008 Summer Olympics roundup
The CU Buffaloes proved their athletic prowess in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. In the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, Billy Nelson placed 29th in his first Olympics with a time of 8:36.66. Jorge Torres placed 25th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 28:13.93. Jenny Barringer had the privilege of competing in the debut of women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. She finished ninth with a time of 9:22.26. And assistant coach Casey Malone competed in his second Olympics in the discus throw, finishing 19th with a distance of 61.26m. He has successfully coached CU throwers for the past eight seasons and brought them to victory with the outdoor Big 12 title.
For more information on our 2008 Olympics competing athletes, visit the Buffs in Beijing website.