Spivey Awaits Olympic Word

By Terwedow, Susan | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), July 15, 1996 | Go to article overview
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Spivey Awaits Olympic Word

Terwedow, Susan, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

Byline: Susan Terwedow Daily Herald Correspondent

Jim Spivey has done his job. Now all he can do is wait.

Spivey, a two-time Olympian from Glen Ellyn, beat the Olympic qualifying time for the 5,000-meter run with a time of 13:24.23 in a Stockholm, Sweden, race last week.

The 36-year-old will find out tonight if that's good enough to make the Olympic team.

"We won't know until July 15 whether Jim Spivey will be racing in Atlanta or watching on TV with the rest of us," said Ken Popejoy of Wheaton, who is one of Spivey's coaches.

Spivey finished fourth in the 5,000-meter finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials last month in Atlanta. The top three runners in that race are supposed to make the team, but third-place finisher Ronnie Harris hadn't bettered the qualifying time of 13:29 during the last year.

That gave Spivey and other runners behind him a chance to beat the qualifying time and get that third slot on the Olympic team.

A week ago in Belgium, Brian Baker, who finished eighth in the Olympic trials, ran a 13:27.

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