Air Force Academy volunteer coach Jenny Simpson’s quest for Olympic gold came up short during the 1500-meter semifinal Wednesday. Simpson, who trains at the Air Force Academy with head cross country coach Juli Benson, finished 22nd in in the semifinals, clocking in at 4:06.89, according to an Academy press release.
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A volunteer coach for the Air Force Academy Falcons track and field team is trying to make her mark on the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Jenny Simpson advanced to the semifinals of the 1500-meter run in London Tuesday morning, earning the final automatic qualifying spot of her heat, according to a press release from the Air Force Academy. Simpson is the reigning world champion in the 1500-meter event and is coached by the Falcons’ distance coach Juli Benson. Look for Simpson in the semifinal round Wednesday, Aug. 8.