Olympic hopeful Shaquille Dill was less than two seconds outside the Olympic qualifying time of 1min 46sec in the 800 metres when he won his heat in 1:47.39 at the Princeton qualifier in New Jersey over the weekend.

Dill was competing at the event along with Dage Minors, another middle distance runner, as Lamont Marshall competed overseas in his hopes of reaching the qualifying mark before the July 11 deadline.

Dill was third overall, but still needs to shave a couple of seconds off his time in order to qualify for Rio this summer.

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/track-and-field/article/20160624/dill-edges-closer-to-rio-time

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