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Andrews’ kick does the trick at USATF national championships

July 02, 2015

“I didn’t know I had it until the line. This is my first world team, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Races like this make all the sacrifices worth it.”

By Tim Morris, The Independent

Robby Andrews’ running career has been one of electrifying kicks at the end of races.

He has used them to win national championships at the high school, college and professional levels.

On June 20 at the USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which served as the trials for the United States team that will compete at the World Championships in Beijing, China, Aug. 22-30, he produced the most memorable and important dash to the finish line of his career.

With 200 meters to go, the former Manalapan High School great summoned that remarkable kick to surge from back-of-the-pack to second place in the 1500 meter final to put him on the U.S. team that will go to Beijing. The top three finishers who have met the world-qualifying standard move on.

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