I watched the first day of the Olympic Trials last night and was looking forward to seeing Jacob run. After the first hour i was starting to worry that the event wasn't going to be shown, and it mostly wasn't. Highlights were shown of two heats of the 800 (out of the three that were ran) and since i didn't know which heat Jacob was in, i was trying to see if i could spot him. But i couldn't. I checked the USATF website this morning for the results and Koczman qualified for the semi-finals with the 15th fastest time out of 16 qualifiers.
The great thing about track and the Trials is that it doesn't matter if you have the world record or are the favorite to win a medal, you have to get it done on the track that day to advance and to make the team. All it takes is qualifying to the next round.
Congratulations, Jacob, and good luck in the semis! Who would have imagined that an alumni from Northwestern College of Iowa, a NAIA Divison II school is still in the hunt for a berth on the Olympic squad?