London, England - By virtue of a 4:07.04, Lucy Van Dalen '12 advanced to the semifinals of the 1,500m at the 2012 London Olympics. Van Dalen finished eighth in heat one, but her time was good enough for Wednesday's semis.
The top six in each of the three heats plus the next best six times advanced.
Van Dalen is the lone representative from New Zealand in the 1,500.
The semifinals will be at 2:45 EST. Of the 24 remaining athletes, Van Dalen competed against the USA's Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury, and Canada's Nicole Sifuentes at the Millrose Games last February.