Dee Dee Trotter, the first returning Lady Volunteer to compete in the Olympic Games since 1984, will line up tomorrow in Greece against the world's best in the first round of the 400-meter dash.
The 21-year-old junior from Decatur, Ga., enters with a career-best and Tennessee-record mark of 50.23 seconds in the event. If she advances past the first round (9:45 a.m./2:45 ET), she would next run Sunday at 10:15 p.m./3:15 p.m. ET.
The final is slated for Tuesday at 10:50 p.m./3:50 p.m. ET.
In addition to her individual event, Trotter is also one of six athletes selected for the U.S. 4x400m relay pool. She joins Crystal Cox, Monique Henderson, Monique Hennagan, Moushami Robinson and Sanya Richards in that group. The preliminary relay round will take place on Aug. 27 at 8:35 p.m./1:35 p.m. ET, while the final is slated for 10 p.m./3 p.m. ET on Aug. 28.
Trotter in Olympics
Published: Fri Aug 20, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:17 p.m.