Wednesday, August 17, 2011

James Alaka finishes fifth at 100 meters at World University Games...

SHENZHEN, China--University of Washington sophomore James Alaka (left/photo courtesy European Athletics) from Great Britain finished fifth in the men's 100 meters as day two of track and field competition at the World University Games concluded Wednesday evening at the Universiade Center Stadium.

Alaka, who won the sprint double for the Huskies at the Pac-10 championships in Tuscon, and most recently won the European Under-23 title in the 100, ran 10.29, as Jamaica's Jacques Harvey (10.14), Rytis Sakalauskas of Lithuania (10.14), and China's Su Bingtian (10.27) took home the top three spots.

In the semifinals, held earlier in the evening, Alaka finished third, running 10.32 behind Ogho-Oghene Egwero of Nigeria (10.23), and Sakalauskas (10.23).

Alaka now turns his attention to the 200, where he'll run in Thursday's first and second rounds, starting at 11:25 am, local time (8:25 pm Wednesday in Seattle) for the first round, and the second round commencing at 6:45 pm Thursday (3:45 am Thursday in Seattle).

Jeshua Anderson, the USA and NCAA champion in the 400 hurdles returns to run the semis in his specialty at 6:20 pm, local time (3:20 am in Seattle).

Results from the World University Games are available here (look for Athletics, then click on the box for that day).

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