Montgomery High School grad Kim Conley came up short in her quest to make the U.S. Olympic track and field team in the 10,000-meter qualifying race Saturday.
Conley, 30, was cut on her foot by another runner’s shoe while in a tight pack on the eighth lap, forcing her to slow down and adjust her own shoe.
She attempted to close the gap with the leaders but dropped out of the race on the 21st lap when it became clear the lead was too great. She gets a second attempt to make the Olympic squad, in the 5,000-meter race, on Thursday.
Conley is a 2004 graduate of Montgomery and also a UC Davis alum. She competed for the U.S. in the 2012 Olympics in London.
2007 Maria Carrillo graduate Alia Gray also failed to finish the 10,000, ending her quest to make this summer’s team for the Rio Olympics. However, she has her sights set on the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.