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Former SEMO 400m runner Miles Smith advances to Olympic Trial Semi-finals

Former SEMO Track and field stand out Miles Smith advanced to the semi-finals Friday of the 400 meters at the Olympic Trials.

Smith made the first cut at the US Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The five time Redhawks All-American, advanced past the first round of men's 400m qualifying, claiming the 16th and final spot for Saturday's semi-final race.

Smith ran a time of 46.09 seconds and was within a second of the top qualifier, LaShawn Merritt.

The semi-final race will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday evening.

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