Signal's Phoebe Wright in Olympic Trials' 800 final

Signal's Phoebe Wright in Olympic Trials' 800 final

June 24th, 2012 by Staff Report in Sportlocal

Phoebe Wright, of the USA Blue team, runs during the Penn Relays athletics meet Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Philadelphia. Wright is from Signal Mountain and was a runner at Red Bank High.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Former University of Tennessee national champion Phoebe Wright from Red Bank High School and Signal Mountain is in the women's 800-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials. After posting the second best time in the first round of preliminary heats Friday, Wright had the fifth-best 2:00.88 in the semifinals Saturday. The top six were grouped within three-quarters of a second. Wright is one of four Nike team members among the eight running Monday for three places on Team USA in the London Games.