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Team USA Claims Bronze at Glasgow International Match

1/25/2014
 

GLASGOW -- Highlighted by six gold medal performances, Team USA took home bronze in the team standings at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match held at Emirates Arena on Saturday, Jan. 25.


Led by team captain Bernard Lagat’s (Tucson, Ariz.) world-leading and stadium record 7:49.83 in the men’s 3,000m, the United States scored 53 points to finish behind Commonwealth Select (62) and Great Britain & N.I. (59). Scotland was fourth in the team race with 40 points.


Francena McCorory (Hampton, Va.) turned in the first gold medal performance for Team USA, racing to a world-leading time of 51.79 in the women’s 400m.


Jeff Porter (Canton, Mich.) stepped in for the U.S. men in the 60mH and won gold, finishing in 7.66. Team USA dominated the hurdles as Nia Ali (North Hollywood, Calif.) captured gold in the women’s 60mH in 8.06.


Richard Browne, world record holder in the 60m and 100m, won the T44 60m, crossing in 7.25. Browne (Jackson, Miss.) made history Saturday, becoming the first American para athlete to compete in the Glasgow International Match.


Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard (Toledo, Ohio) was impressive in the men’s high jump, clinching gold without a single missed attempt until his final height. Kynard’s mark of 2.33m/7-7.75 is second in the world in 2014 and leads the national rankings.


For full results, please visit BritishAthletics.org.uk.

 

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