US Olympic contender and Billings Senior graduate Christina Aragon finished third in the first round heat of the 1,500 meter at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. Her time was in 4 minutes, 14.06 seconds.  Aragon moved up to third in the final 500 meters, holding off Kate Murphy, advancing to today’s semifinal. Christina will race in the semi-finals tonight.

The top five racers and two top times, not finishing top five, will run in the final on Saturday. The top three finalists in Saturday's race will qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro which being next month.

Good luck, Christina!!