Aug. 11, 2012
LONDON - Former Auburn sprinter Marc Burns led Trinidad & Tobago to a bronze medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay on Saturday at Olympic Stadium.
Trinidad & Tobago finished third in 38.12 second behind Jamaica (36.84, new world record) and the United States (37.04). Burns ran the integral second leg for Trinidad & Tobago as he won his second career Olympic medal. He also won silver in the same event in 2008 in Beijing.
The bronze by Burns gives Auburn a pair of medals in track and field with Kerron Stewart's silver from Friday. In total, Auburn athletes won six medals at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Trinidad & Tobago crossed the finish line in fourth place, but after the race Canada was disqualified for an illegal baton exchange moving Burns and company to third place in the final standings.
Saturday's 4x100-meter relay final was the last event for Auburn competitors in London. The games conclude on Sunday with the closing ceremonies. For the latest on Auburn Track and Field, follow @AUTrack on Twitter.