Eriksen, Denis to Compete in World Athletics Relays for Spot in Paris

Eriksen, Denis to Compete in World Athletics Relays for Spot in Paris

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah track & field student-athlete Josefine Eriksen and former Ute Dinedye Denis are both headed to Nassau, Bahamas, this weekend (May 4-5) to compete for their respective countries in the World Athletics Relays at Thomas A. Robinson Track & Field Stadium in hopes of earning a spot in the Summer Olympics held in Paris.
Fans can watch the WA Relays in its entirety live on Peacock beginning at 5:05 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday and then at 5 p.m. on Sunday on CNBC,, the NBC Sports App or Peacock.
Eriksen will be competing on the Norwegian 4x400m relay team while Denis will compete on the 4x100m relay team with Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
Denis and Côte d’Ivoire will be the first to take the track on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT) / 7:50 p.m. (EDT) local in the opening round of the 4x100m relay. Eriksen and the Norwegians will then take their turn on the track at 7:05 p.m. (MDT) / 9:05 p.m. (EDT) in the 4x400m relay. The top two countries in each heat of the first round will earn a spot in the Olympics.
Should either team not earn a top two spot in their respective heats on Saturday, they’ll then race in the second round of qualifying on Sunday, May 5, with the 4x100m relay starting at 5:40 p.m. (MDT) / 7:40 p.m. (EDT) and the 4x400m relay race at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) / 8:30 p.m. (EDT). The top two teams from each heat in the second qualifying round will also earn a spot in Paris.
If both countries move onto the final rounds, Côte d’Ivoire will run at 7:50 p.m. (MDT) followed by Norway at 8:10 p.m. (MDT) on Sunday. Results from the finals on Sunday will determine lane draws for this summer’s Olympics in Paris.
Meanwhile, the last two spots for Paris in each event will be determined by rankings on June 30th.

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