Chesapeake’s Cherry “ecstatic” about making first Olympic team


EUGENE, OR (WAVY) – Michael Cherry said he ran his best race at just the right time. In Saturday’s final of the 400 meter, the Oscar Smith High School alum ran a personal best time of 44.35 seconds, finished runner-up behind Michael Norman, and qualified for his first ever Olympics.

“I was super excited,” he told the Sportswrap’s Nathan Epstein on Monday. “I remember coming down the straight away thinking I just need to hold on right here, and I’ll lock in my first Olympic team. Especially making an individual event has me super super ecstatic.”

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