Former CU track star Jenny Simpson qualifies for third straight Olympics

Simpson held off Shannon Rowbury in the 1,500 meters.

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Former University of Colorado long distance standout Jenny Simpson is going to her third straight Olympics.

Simpson won the 1,500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon, to qualify for the games in Rio de Janeiro, which start Aug. 5.

Simpson completed the race in 4 minutes, 4.74 seconds. She held off Shannon Rowbury, who is the American record holder in the 1,500 meters.