Achon Does Not Qualify for Finals in Olympics

Posted: September 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Former George Mason All-American and three-time NCAA national champion Julius Achon of Uganda placed sixth in his heat in the semifinals of the 1500-meter event yesterday in Sydney. His time of 3 minutes, 40.32 seconds was not fast enough for Achon to advance to Friday’s finals. The top time of 3 minutes, 37.60 seconds was turned in by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj.

The only George Mason alumnus still competing in these Olympic Games is 400-meter bronze medalist Greg Haughton. He will compete for Jamaica in round one of the 4×400-meter relay on Friday.

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