U of M - Porter Claims Bronze in 100M Hurdles at World Championships
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MOSCOW, Russia -- Former University of Michigan women's track and field student-athlete Tiffany (Ofili) Porter (2006-09) secured the bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday (Aug. 17) at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.
Porter won her heat in the opening round with a time of 12.72 to advance to the semifinals, where she once again took first in her heat n 12.63, to earn a spot in the finals. In the finals, Porter crossed in a personal-best time of 12.55 seconds to finish with the bronze medal.
Brianna Rollins (USA) and Sally Pearson (Australia) took home the gold and silver medals, respectively, with times of 12.44 and 12.50.
Former Wolverines Bettie Wade and Nicole (Edwards) Sifuentes also competed in the World Championships. Wade represented the USA in the heptathlon, where she placed 27th with 5,768 points, while Sifuentes competed for Canada and advanced to the 1,500-meter semifinals, running 4:08.54 and 4:06.30 in the first two rounds, respectively.
Contact: Whitney Dixon