Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ginnie Powell finishes fifth in world indoor championships...

DOHA, Qatar--Seattle native and Rainier Beach High School graduate Ginnie Powell (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished fifth in the finals of the women's 60 meter hurdles Saturday afternoon at the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Aspire Dome.

Positioned in lane 1, Powell, the reigning USA national champion ran 7.97 to finish fifth. Powell started strongly, as she had the fastest reaction time off the blocks.

American teammate Lolo Jones successfully defended her world indoor title, taking advantage of a great start, in a championship record time of 7.72. Canadians Perdita Felicien (7.86) and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (7.87) took second and third.

Complete results of the women's 60 hurdles are posted here.

For more information on the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships, please visit

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