Three North Texas Track Stars Compete Monday

Competition times set for 4 a.m., 4:45 a.m. and 4:50 a.m.

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    Jason Young, Michelle Carter and Khadevis Robinson will be competing in discus, shot put and the 800-meter on Monday morning,

    Three North Texans will make their debut in track and field events on Monday.

    Jason Young will compete in men's discus throw qualifications at 4 a.m. Monday. Young  was born in Dallas, graduated from W.W. Samuell High School in 1999 and attended Texas Tech University. He is 5th on the Group A start list.

    Discus - What to Know
    In discus qualification, each athlete gets three attempts to reach the qualifying distance, all athletes who achieve that distance go through to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes reach the standard, the best 12 go through to the final.

    In the final, the athletes get three throws, the top eight then get three more throws. The athlete with the longest throw is the winner. If there is a tie, the athletes' second-best throws are compared to determine the winner.

    Red Oak High School and University of Texas graduate Michelle Carter will go for gold in shot put Monday at 4:45 a.m. Carter's father Michael Carter is in London with her, he won the silver medal in shot put at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Carter hopes to join her father in Olympic glory. She is 15th on the Group A start list. The final takes place at 1 p.m. Monday.

    Shot Put - What to Know
    In shot put qualification, each athlete gets three attempts to reach the qualifying distance, 12 athletes who achieve that distance go through to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes reach the standard, the best 12 go through to the final.

    In the final, the athletes get three attempts, the top eight then get three more attempts. The athlete with the longest single put during the final wins.

    Texas Christian University alum Khadevis Robinson, known by his nickname "KD," will be in lane 5 during heat one of round one in the men's 800-meter at 4:50 a.m. Monday. Robinson competed in Athens in 2004 but didn't medal and he just missed making the team for Beijing in 2008.

    Men's 800m - What to Know
    The 800-meter starts with runners in a standing position in a staggered start. Athletes will make two full trips around the track and can leave their lanes when they reach the break line after the first bend. The fastest runners will move on to the semifinals Tuesday. Eight runners will make it to the final to compete for a medal on Thursday.

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