EUGENE, Ore. -- Natasha Hastings has no idea if she'll be going to the London Olympic Games. A disappointing seventh-place finish in the women's Olympic trials 400 meters Sunday has put her Olympic aspirations on hold.

As the race went to Floridian Sanya Richards-Ross in a world-leading 49.28 seconds, over Georgian DeeDee Trotter (50.02) and Virginian Francena McCorory (50.43), Hastings slipped to seventh in 51.28. She's run a lap as fast as 50.72 this year -- May 12 in Ponce, Puerto Rico -- but couldn't match that here.

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When it was over, she wasn't talking about it, either, striding right past reporters in for the mixed zone adjacent to the stadium. It surely wasn't the script this Brooklyn-reared, Manhattan-schooled, South Carolina-trained runner planned.

She'd made the 2008 Olympic team as a 4 x 400 relay team runner, after a fifth-place finish in the trials. Hastings had breezed through the first round of the trials with a 51.86 Friday and claimed her spot in the final with a 51.28 run Saturday. Hastings will mark her 26th birthday July 28. But she has no idea if the party will be held "across the pond" or a lot closer to home.