July 26, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -
Five former Auburn track and field standouts were in action Wednesday as competition continued at the 15th Pan American Games.
Former Tiger Vonette Dixon of Jamaica finished fourth in the finals of the women's 100m hurdles, posting a time of 12.86 for the second day in a row. Dixon ran an identical time in Tuesday's semifinals, which ranked her fifth heading into the final.
In the women's long jump, former Tiger Elva Goulbourne also finished fourth. The Jamaican had a top mark of 6.84m on her fourth attempt, but just missed earning a medal. Michelle Vaughn of Guyana, a 2006 and 2007 All-American for Auburn in the triple jump, took just one attempt in the long jump, placing 13th with a mark of 5.34m.
Former Tiger Avard Moncur of the Bahamas placed sixth in the finals of the men's 400m dash with a time of 45.51 seconds. Moncur's time was a bit of a disappointment after posting faster times in both the prelims and semifinals earlier in the week, including a mark of 45.27 in the prelims that would have ranked third in the finals.
Michelle Williamson of Jamaica, who also finished her Auburn career this past spring, finished 14th in the high jump, clearing 1.70m.
Former Tiger Dean Griffiths of Jamaica reached the finals of the men's 400m hurdles, placing second in his heat and third-fastest overall in the semifinals with a season-best time of 49.37 seconds.
Track and field competition will continue at the Pan Am Games through Saturday. There are no events scheduled for Thursday, with competition resuming Friday.