Kirani James of Alabama Track and Field wins 400m silver at World Championships
EUGENE, Oregon – Former Alabama track and field athlete Kirani James won a silver medal in the 400 meters on day eight of the World Championships held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
James (Grenada) ran a 44.48, while fellow Crimson Tide alum Champion Allison (USA) went 44.77 to take fourth place, giving Alabama half of the top four. Along with his silver medal, James has now won gold, silver and bronze in the 400 meters at the Olympics and World Championships.
In other action from Tide, Remona Burchell ran the third leg of Jamaica’s 4×100 meters relay on Friday, which clocked a 42.37, qualifying the foursome for the final.
Alabama results at the world championships
- Kirani James (Grenada) finished second in round six of the 400 meters preliminaries and third overall with a time of 45.29, advancing him to the semis, where he won the second run with a 44.74 , earning a place in the final, where he took silver with a 44.48
- Champion Allison (USA) won the fifth round of the 400 meters preliminaries with a time of 45.56, ranking seventh out of the heats and advancing to the semifinals, where he won the third round with a time of 44.71, advancing him to the final, where he ran a 44.77 to take fourth place
- Remona Burchell ran the third leg of Jamaica’s 4×100 meters relay, which ran a 42.37, qualifying the foursome for the final
- Tamara Clark (USA) won the fourth run and placed fifth overall with a 22.27 coming out of the women’s 200-metre preliminaries, before winning the second semi-final with a 21.95, qualifying for the final, where she finished sixth with a time of 22.32.
- Jereem Richards (Trinidad and Tobago) won the second run of the men’s 200 meters with a 20.35 to advance to the semis, before going to 19.86 to finish third in the second semi to earn a place in the final, where he ran a 20.08 to take sixth in the world
- Tarshish Orogotthe first Ugandan man in history to run the 200 meters at the World Championships, ran a 20.44 in the fourth run to qualify for the semis where he ran a 20.35 to take 13e generally at night
- Shelby McEwen (USA) tied for ninth in the men’s high jump preliminaries with a jump of 2.28 meters, before jumping 2.30 meters in the final to take fifth place
- Olivia Fotopoulou finished in the top 30 in the women’s 200 meters, posting a 23.25 to take 27th place overall
- Natasha McDonald (Canada) finished in the top 30 in the women’s 400 meters at the World Championships, finishing 28th with a time of 52.41
- Daniel Haugh (USA) finished second in the men’s hammer throw preliminaries with a throw of 79.34 meters, advancing to the final, before taking eighth place in the final with a throw of 78.10 meters
- Portious Warren (Trinidad and Tobago) took 25e in the women’s shot put with a best throw of 16.65 meters
Crimson Tide Action on Day 9 (Saturday)
- Quanesha Burks (USA) and Flippa Fotopoulou (Cyprus) will compete in the women’s long jump which begins at 12 p.m. PT
- Natasha McDonald is part of Canada’s 4×400 meters relay team which starts at 5:00 p.m. PT
- Champion Allison (USA) and Jereem Richards (Trinidad and Tobago) both have a chance to compete in the 4×400 meters relay preliminaries starting at 5:30 p.m. PT
- Remona Burchell is part of the Jamaican contingent in the 4×100 meters relay, with the final starting at 7:30 p.m. PT
Alabama World Championships contingent
- Champion Allison, USA – Men’s 400m and 4x400m Relay
- Alex Amankwa, Ghana – Men’s 800m
- Remona Burchell, Jamaica – Women’s 4x100m Pool Relay
- Quanesha Burks, USA – Women’s Long Jump
- Tamara Clark, USA – Women’s 200m
- Olivia Fotopoulou, Cyprus – Women’s 200m
- Flippa Fotopoulou, Cyprus – Women’s Long Jump
- Daniel Haugh, USA – Men’s Hammer Throw
- Kirani James, Grenada – Men’s 400m
- Natasha McDonald, Canada – Women’s 400 meters and 4x400m relay
- Shelby McEwen, USA – Men’s High Jump
- Tarshish OrogotUganda – Men’s 200 meters
- Jereem Richards, Trinidad and Tobago – Men’s 200m and 4x400m relay
- Portious Warren, Trinidad and Tobago – Women’s Shot Put
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