Alexis Love

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UPDATE: Friday 6 p.m.

Former Murray State sprinter Alexis Love didn't move on in the trials for this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Friday, she finished 24th out of 28 competitors in the first round of the women's 200-meter dash trials.

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Murray State University alumna Alexis Love is in Eugene, Oregon this weekend trying to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE: Love did not qualify for the next round of trials in the women's 100 meter dash. She finished 29th out of 33 competitors on Saturday. Love still has a chance to qualify for the Olympics, however, with the women's 200 meter dash trials beginning Friday, July 8.

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Murray State alumna Alexis Love finished her college career as a three time All-American, OVC Athlete of the Year, NCAA Division 1 Finalist and Top 25 ranked in the US in the indoor 200 meter. Now as a post-collegiate athlete she's working on getting a bid to compete in next August's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's all about time, as we learn in Love's conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Only a few Olympians have walked the halls of Murray State University in its nearly 90 year history. The rifle team has seen a handful. MSU’s shooting range is named for Pat Spurgin who won Gold in the 1984 Olympics, heading up a team of four Racer’s who competed that year. They were followed 20 years later by Morgan Hicks who also competed in the rifle competition. But outside of shooting, there has only been one other MSU Olympic athlete. Heather Samuel went to Murray State from 1991 to 1994, running and jumping for the track team. She set numerous OVC records, and she competed in the 2000 Olympics. Now, two decades after Samuel attended Murray State, another runner hopes to follow in her footsteps. Alexis Love is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in Eugene, Oregon. Gary Pitts has this peek into the training routine of MSU’s Olympic hopeful.

Take that mosquitoes.

NPR reports an Australian scientist is trying to defeat dengue fever by infecting mosquitoes. It takes a very small needle, and a very steady hand.

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Murray State’s Alexis Love sprinted her way into the 100 meter finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships yesterday evening. 

Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12

May 29, 2012
C.M. Fitzpatrick / United States Department of Defense

Today on NPR: The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.

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Murray State University sprinter Alexis Love broke an 18 year old school and Ohio Valley Conference record in the 200 meter run this weekend. 

Murray State junior Alexis Love has been named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Second-Team All-America honoree for the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Season. Love finished 15th this past weekend in the 200-meter-dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Love is the first MSU track & field athlete to earn All-America honors since 1994.

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Murray State women’s track & field junior Alexis Love will be participating in the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships. Love will be running in the 200-meter dash and is the first MSU student-athlete since the early 90’s to make it to the championship. She has set two school records this season, in both the 60 and 200 meter dash, and she claimed this year’s OVC 200 meter title. The Championships are this Friday and Saturday at Boise State University in Idaho.