The report of the on-field official incorrectly identified the athlete who appeared to
have possibly interfered with Galen Rupp, identifying Andrew Bumbalough.
A meet official told Salazar that Bumbalough had interfered with Rupp. Salazar then filed a
protest, identifying Bumbalough.
The head referee, reading the official’s report and protest, viewed the video and
disqualified Bumbalough, relying for identification on the reports.
By the time Bumbalough or his coach realized he had been disqualified, the window of
opportunity for filing an appeal had passed, and no appeal was ever filed. The results
If a meet official knew of interference why did Salazar need to file a protest? Do they not call a foul unless a protest is made?