Aug. 26, 2007
OSAKA, Japan -
Marc Burns finished eighth in the finals of the men's 100m dash and two more former Tigers advanced in their events Sunday during the second day of competition at the IAAF World Championships.
Burns posted a time of 10.29 seconds in the finals of the 100m dash to place eighth for Trinidad & Tobago. He had reached the finals earlier in the day by placing fourth in his heat of the semifinals with a time of 10.21.
In the women's 100m, Kerron Stewart of Jamaica advanced through the opening two rounds into the semifinals. Stewart, the 2007 Honda Award winner for Auburn as the nation's top female collegiate track and field athlete, cruised through the first round in 11.35 seconds, placing second in her heat. She turned it up a notch in the quarterfinals, again finishing second in her heat, this time posting a time of 11.20. She will run in the semifinals, and possibly the finals, on Monday evening.
The third former Tiger to compete on Sunday was Gabor Mate, who needed just one throw in the discus to qualify for Tuesday's finals. Mate, competing for Hungary, posted a mark of 65.13m on his first attempt and passed on his final two attempts as he was safely into the finals. His mark was sixth best overall in the prelims.
Competition at the World Championships continues through Sept. 2.