Nick Symmonds

United States' Nick Symmonds, left, Poland's Adam Kszczot, center, and France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, right, compete in a men's 800-meter heat Monday at Olympic Stadium in London.

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Bishop Kelly High graduate Nick Symmonds advanced in the 800-meters for the second day in a row at the Olympics in London.

Symmonds did not earn an automatic qualifying spot for his third-place finish in the second of three heats, but reached Thursday’s eight-man final due to his time of 1 minute, 44.87 seconds.

The final is scheduled for 1 p.m. MT Thursday.

Symmonds reached the semifinals at the 2008 Beijing Games, but did not earn the chance to run for a medal with his fifth-place finish.

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