Charlotte, N.C. – Former Johnson C. Smith University standout Danielle Williams took gold in the women's 100 meter hurdles while current athlete Tovea Jenkins placed fifth in the 400m run at competition at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
Jenkins, a native of St. James, Jamaica, qualified for the finals by posting a time of 53.92 in the preliminary races. She would then run a 53.43 in the semifinals to finish in fifth place. Justine Palframan of South Africa won gold with a 51.27 with Poland's Malgorzata Holub taking silver (51.93) and China's Huizhen Yang claiming bronze (51.98).
Williams, a 2014 JCSU graduate, advanced to the finals after a time of 13.08 in the preliminary race. She would then claim the gold medal for Jamaica with a 12.78 in the finals. Joining Williams on the medal stand were Russia's Nina Morozova (12.83) with the silver medal and Australia's Michelle Jenneke (12.94) with bronze.
Williams will continue her season, competing at the IAAF World Championships on August 22-30 in Beijing, China.