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FILE: Amusan (Nigeria) clocked a time of 12.97 in the final heat of the 100m hurdles qualifiers early Friday morning

UTEP’s Amusan Gains Experience at World Championships Debut

LONDON – UTEP’s Tobi Amusan made her debut at the IAAF (International Athletic Association Federation) World Championships in the 100m Hurdles Friday afternoon.

Amusan (Nigeria) clocked a time of 12.97 in the final heat of the 100m hurdles qualifiers early this morning. The All-American returned to the track just eight hours later to run in the second of three semifinal heats. Amusan finished fourth (13.04) and took 14th overall.

Also competing with Amusan was former Miner Greta Kerekes (Hungary), where she stopped the clock at 13.15 in the qualifying heats to finish 26th overall.

In the women’s long jump, former Miner Blessing Okagbare finished in eighth place with a mark of 6.55m (21-6). Okagbare has one event left to compete in as part of the Nigerian 4x100m relay team running on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3:35 a.m. M.T. and the finals of the relay event running at 2:50 p.m. M.T.

The remainder of the World Championships are being streamed across the NBC family of networks with coverage for each day. Be sure to follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter and uteptrack on Instagram for live updates.

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