AUGUST 10, 2012: Diamond Dixon of the United States and Natalya Nazarova of Russia compete during the Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 heats on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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LONDON - A University of Kansas student advanced with her team to Saturday’s women’s 4x400m relay at the London Olympics.
Sophomore Diamond Dixon and teammates Keshia Baker, Francena McCorory and DeeDee Trotter finished first with a time of 03:22:09.
The U.S. women's team qualified first with Russia, Great Britain, Jamaica, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic and Nigeria also qualifying for the finals. That race is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. Saturday.
Dixon, the first female from the KU track team to compete in any Olympics, broke a KU record by running the 400m in 50.88 seconds in the Olympic trials.
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