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Individual quests for medals at the Rio Olympics ended with Johnson C. Smith alum Shermaine Williams' appearance in the semifinals of the women's 100m hurdles. Williams, running for Jamaica, finished fifth in semifinal heat #1 with a time of 12.86 and did not qualify for the finals.rio2016

The only remaining opportunity for HBCU products to medal at the Games will be in the relay events scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 18.

There will be HBCU representation in the men's and women's 4X100m and 4X400m relays.
After advancing to the semifinals in both the women's 100m and 200m, Semoy Hackett - Lincoln(Mo) will run a leg for Trinidad and Tobago in the 4X100m relay.

Francena McCrory (Hampton - Team USA) and Kendra Clarke (Johnson C. Smith - Canada) are set to run in the 4X400m relay.

Norfolk State alum Chris Brown will run for the Bahamas in the men's 4X400m relay.


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