Former Clovis High and Oregon Ducks star Jenna Prandini made the U.S. Olympic squad in the 200 meters, finishing third by a one-hundredth of a second in Sunday’s final in Eugene, Ore.
Tori Bowie won the event in 22.25. Former College of Sequoias star and two-time junior college state champ Deajah Stevens was second in 22.30.
Prandini crossed the finish line in 22.53 seconds, a hair in front of 2012 Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix for the third and final spot to Rio.
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In her final step towards the finish, Prandini tumbled but still managed to stay in front of Felix.
Afterward, she was scraped-up but smiling.
“I don’t know what happened,” Prandini said. “But it got the job done.”
Prandini’s father, Carlo, who was at the venue, called the finish “heart-stopping.”
After the race, Felix didn’t hide her emotions as she missed out on her chance to qualify for both the 200 and 400.
“Honestly, disappointed,” said Felix, who will not get a chance to defend her Olympic title in her signature event. “The whole year, that has been what I was working for. When I look back and see everything that happened, I still think it’s quite amazing I was able to make the team.”