Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica highlighted the performances of former Barton Community College athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London during Friday’s and Saturday’s events.
Campell-Brown, who is representing her country in the 100-meter, 200 and 4x100 relay, finished third in the finals of the 100 with a time of 10.81 seconds.
The bronze medal brings her career total to five after she won a gold medal in 2008 in the 200 and three medals in 2004.
Henry ran the 400 dash in 45.43 seconds in the first round to advance to the semifinals. Henry, competing for the Virgin Islands, is trying to reach the final heat after failing to do so in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
The United States athlete entered Day 2 of the heptathlon in fifth place after a personal-best time of 12.70 in the 100 hurdles on Friday, but dropped to 12th place with only the 800 run remaining. She withdrew from the competition.
The three-time world champion qualified for today’s semifinal heats with a time of 10.08 in the 100 dash. He will be representing America in both the 100 and the 4x100 relay.
The 6-foot-10 forward/center scored six points and grabbed three rebounds off the bench against the United States men’s basketball team on Saturday. He played a total of 7:41 as his Lithuanian team fell 99-94 against America.
The sprinter broke her own Virgin Islands record in the 100 dash with a time of 11.07 in the first round on Friday. She missed the finals, finishing 14th overall with a semifinals time of 11.22. She begins competing in the 200 on Monday.
Palazoglu scored four points for Turkey in the 82-55 win over China in the women’s basketball competition. The guard will be back in action today as Turkey faces Croatia.
(Involving athletes with
Barton Community College ties)
1:45 p.m. — Semifinal heats
3:50 p.m. — Final heat
2 p.m. — Turkey vs. Croatia
2:40 p.m. — Semifinal heats