Three More Tigers Medal On Final Day Of Track & Field World Championship


Aug. 14, 2005

Helsinki, Finland - On Sunday evening at the IAAF World Championship in Athletics three more former Auburn athletes walked away wearing medals.

Avard Moncur won silver and Sanjay Ayre and Lanceford Spence bronze in the 4x400 relay.

In a new Bahamas national record time, Moncur, running the second leg, helped his team to silver. The group's time of 2:57.32 was just four-tenths of a second behind the United States gold medal team (Andrew Rock, Derrick Brew, Darold Williamson, Jeremy Wariner).

Ayre ran the opening leg and Spence in the third spot, as the group, also composed of Brandon Simpson and Davian Clarke (who trains at Auburn with wife Lacena Golding-Clarke), walked away with the bronze medal. Their time of 2:58.07 was a season best for the Jamaican team.

Yesterday AU former All-American, running the second leg in the 4x100 final, helped his team set a new Trinidad & Tobago national record with a time of 38.10 to finish just two one-hundredths of a second behind France. Former All-American Daniele Browning, running the first leg of the 4x100 for Jamaica, helped her team to a silver medal in a season best time of 41.99. The United States were able to overcome the powerful Jamaican team who struggled on the last baton exchange to capture gold at Saturday's final (41.78).

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