OSAKA, Japan – Texas A&M junior sprinter Simone Facey earned a silver medal during the 11th edition of the IAAF World Outdoor Championships on Saturday as she ran the third leg of Jamaica’s 4 x 100 relay.
The Jamaicans recorded a time of 42.01 seconds as the United States team claimed gold in 41.98. Joining Facey on the Jamaica sprint relay were Sheri-Ann Brooks, Kerron Stewart and 100-meter World Champion Veronica Campbell on the anchor leg.
Each of the Jamaicans on the 4 x 100 relay competed for U.S. colleges. Brooks attended Florida International, Stewart just completed her senior season at Auburn and Campbell ran for Barton County junior college as well as Arkansas.
The American foursome consisted of Lauryn Williams, Allison Felix, Mikele Barber and Torri Edwards as they recorded a world leading time for the 2007 season.
Jamaica posted a season best after establishing a 42.70 during the semis when they were second to the 42.24 set by the U.S. quartet. Facey also ran the third leg for Jamaica in the semifinal race.
In the final Belguim set a national record of 42.75 for bronze, just ahead of the 42.87 run by Great Britain and a 42.97 posted by Russia.
In the men’s 4x1 semifinals Texas A&M senior Richard Adu-Bobie ran a very solid opening leg for Canada, but a time of 39.43 prevented the squad from making the final.
Aggie graduate Tyrone Edgar was in the relay pool for Great Britain, but wasn’t selected to run in either the semifinal or final. Great Britain placed third in the final with a season best 37.90 clocking for bronze. The United States claimed gold in 37.78 with Jamaica in second at 37.89 with a national record.