Hurdle #8 sabotages UA's Moline again

Hurdle #8 sabotages UA's Moline again

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Georganne Moline's past demons reared their ugly head Sunday during the women's 400-meter hurdles final at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Moline hit the 8th hurdle as she ran side-by-side with Pac-12 rival Kori Carter (Stanford), falling to the ground and did not finish the race.

It's the 4th time in her recent career that Moline has fallen on the big stage.

The '13 UA product was running an undefeated season in 2012 when she fell in the semifinals at the NCAA Championships.

She recovered though that summer to make the U.S. Olympic team and finished fifth at the London games.

Moline then fell over hurdle #8 at the semifinals of the 2013 World Championships.

The same hurdle took her down at last summer's Prefontaine Classic.

Moline's issues continued at the 2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships when she clipped Hurdle #7 in the Semifinal.

In that race she was able to stay upright and finish, advancing to the Final where she eventually placed second.

The fall on Sunday stalls what had been a promising start to the 2015 season for Moline.

Her 54.28 in the USA Semifinal was her fastest run this year and the fifth fastest in the world.

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