Vessey reaches semifinals in the 800 meters at U.S. Outdoor Championships

Former Cal Poly All-American Maggie Vessey  qualified for the semifinals in the 800-meter race at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday.

Vessey finished second in her heat in a time of 2 minutes, 2.13 seconds. Chanelle Price won the heat in 2:02.60.

Vessey had the 10th fastest time in qualifying. Ajee Wilson had the top time at 2:01.96.

The semifinals are scheduled for Friday.