|HBCU Olympic Update - 8/7/12: Wells wins Bronze|
HBCU women hurdlers continued their medal quest this afternoon in the semifinals of the 100m hurdles in London.
Hampton product Kellie Wells ran a personal best (12.48) and won the bronze medal in the finals after winning her semifinal heat in the event earlier this afternoon. Fellow Team USA teammate Dawn Harper brought home the silver medal.
Sally Pearson of Australia, who had the fastest qualifying time and a season best in the semifinals, took first place and a gold medal.
Johnson C. Smith alum Shermaine Williams, competing for her native Jamaica, just missed qualifying for the finals by finishing third, in a photo finish, in her heat. Williams and Beate Schrott of Austria both recorded a time of 12.83, but Schrott was credited with finishing second after the photographic results were viewed.
With all the attention directed to Usain Bolt, Anaso Jobodwana (Jackson State - South Africa) has quietly advanced to the semifinals of the men's 200m dash. He will be running in Lane 9 , two lanes over from Bolt, in the finals scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 3:55pm ET.
Lincoln (MO) University alum Semoy Hackett, running for Trinidad and Tobago, advanced to the 200m final finishing third behind Allyson Felix in her heat. The event final is set for Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm ET.
|Last Updated ( Wed Aug 8, 2012 - 5:16pm )|