Eugene, Oregon – Muna Lee added the 200 meters to her schedule for the Olympic Games as she placed second in Sunday’s final with a clocking of 21.99 seconds at Hayward Field.
Allyson Felix, who was fifth in the 100 meter final that Lee won on the previous weekend, claimed the 200 title in 21.82 seconds aided by a 5.6 meter per second wind.
Lee, a Texas A&M volunteer assistant coach, advanced to the finals with a pair of runner-up finishes and a third place in the qualifying rounds. In the semifinals she ran 22.33 behind a 22.22 from Allyson Felix. A 22.84 in the quarterfinals placed Lee third, following an opening round of 23.27 that was second to a 22.87 from Marshevet Hooker.
Hooker, a former Longhorn, dove at the finish line in the final to secure third place in 22.20 as Lauryn Williams placed fourth in 22.21.
Two Aggie sprinters, Chris Dykes and Porscha Lucas, advanced to the semifinals of the 200 meters during the Olympics Trials.
Dykes placed eighth in the first heat of the 200 semifinals, running a windy 20.97.
In reaching the semifinals Dykes ran 20.99 in the opening round and then had a 20.85 in the quarterfinals.
Lucas ran in the fifth and final heat of the opening round of the 200 and ran 23.20 for third in the heat, finishing behind Shalonda Solomon (22.51) and Torri Edwards (22.87). In the quarterfinals, Lucas placed fourth in her heat with a 23.33. Running in lane one of the first semifinal, Lucas finished eighth with a 23.44.
A&M hurdler Jennifer Williams ran in two rounds of the 100 hurdles. She clocked 13.55 for sixth place in her opening round head. Then a 13.57 in the quarterfinals placed her sixth again.
In the long jump of the Central American and Caribbean Championships, being held in Cali, Colombia, A&M freshman Julian Reid placed fourth with a mark of 25-5.5 (7.76). Cuba’s Wilfredo Martinez won the event with a leap of 27-3.25 (8.31).
In the 200-meter final Aggie sprinter Allison George placed fourth with a time of 23.15. The race was won by Debbie Ferguson of Bahamas in 22.78. During the 200 heats, George advanced to the final with a 23.48 clocking for fourth in her heat.
George finished seventh in the final with a time of 11.53. Earlier in the meet, George was a heat winner with a hand-time of 11.2 over Cuba’s Virgen Benavides and Aleen Bailey of Jamaica, who shared the same time of 11.2.
Nigeria Olympic Trials
A&M school record holder Kasey Onwuchekwa placed second in the shot put at the Nigerian Olympic Trials, reaching a mark of 54-4.5 (16.57). She finished behind Vivian Chukuemeka, who won the event with a distance of 58-8.75 (17.90).
So far the Nigeria squad named to the Olympics includes primarily the winners who have met the Olympic qualifying standards.
Canada Olympic Trials
Running at the Canadian Olympic Trials, Aggie senior Richard Adu-Bobie placed sixth in the 100, running 10.43 seconds. Pierre Brown won the race in 10.19.
In the 200 meters, Adu-Bobie placed seventh in the final with a time of 21.26. Earlier in the day Adu-Bobie won his heat of the 200 with a windy 21.30.