FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Razorbacks Veronica Campbell-Brown and Fayetteville native Wallace Spearmon successfully completed rounds of the 200 meters on Tuesday at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
NBC and its affiliates will broadcast portions of today’s track and field events throughout the day Tuesday.
Campbell-Brown ran her first 200-meter race of these Olympic Games on Tuesday. Running in heat five, lane six, she won her section with a time of 23.04. In the next round, the quarterfinals also held on Tuesday, she easily advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals after clocking a time of 22.64.
Spearmon, competing in his third 200-meter race of these Olympic Games, advanced to Wednesday’s event finals. Spearmon was among the trio of Americans (Walter Dix and Shawn Crawford) to advance to the finals. He clocked a semifinal time of 20.14 to finish third in his heat.
"I thought that was a good preview for the final," Spearmon said. "Shawn (Crawford, USA) and (Usain, Jamaica) Bolt are looking good and I’m trying to run myself into shape after injury. I’m getting faster every round."
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