Ex-Duck Nick Symmonds Finishes Second at Brussels Diamond League Meet

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Nick Symmonds
Nick Symmonds

Former Duck track athlete Nick Symmonds, now an olympic athlete, took the second-fastest 800m time in his career, en route to a silver medal in that category at the Brussels Diamond League Meet.

He finished the race in 1:43.03, eight-hundreths of a second slower than his personal best, and less than a second off the winning time by Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman.

The Oregon Track Club Elite member took second to Aman in this event a month ago at the world championships as well.

Symmonds set his 800m personal best time at Olympic Stadium in London last August.

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Franklin Bains, contributing sports writer for EDN, writes about Ducks volleyball, Eugene prep sports and Pac-12 football, as well as some odds and ends in Oregon sports. Previously wrote for the Oregon Daily Emerald. Bains writes a weekly Pac-12 recap, and his favorite place in the spring might just be the PK Park press box.

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