Trojans Earn Three More Medals At 2015 IAAF T&F World Championships|
Aug. 29, 2015
BEIJING, CHINA -- Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown earned bronze for Canada and Allyson Felix won silver for the U.S. in the 4x100m finals at the 2015 IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Beijing, China today (Aug. 29).
The rising senior De Grasse earned his second bronze medal of the competition (also bronze in the 100m dash) by teamming with Aaron Brown (USC 2014) and two other countrymen to take third place in the men's 4x100m relay final with a time of 38.13. USA's team actually finished second, but its final exchange was outside of the zone, disqualifying them and moving Canada up into the medal position. Canada reached the finals by running 38.03 in the preliminary rounds. Brown led off for Canada and handed off to De Grasse for the second leg.
The USC graduate Felix ran the second leg for USA's 4x100m team which took second with a season-best time of 41.68. Jamaica won with a World Championships record of 41.07. Earlier in the competition Felix won the 400m gold medal.
On Aug. 28, Jesse Williams (USC 2006) tied for 22nd in the men's high jump with a best clearance of 7-5.00 (2.26m). He cleared 7-1.50 and 7-3.75 in his first attempt, and took two jumps to clear at 7-5.00. He then missed on three attempts at 7-6.00 (2.29m) and did not advance to the finals. Willliams won the high jump title at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.