WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Former University of Arkansas standout Veronica Campbell-Brown won the gold medal in the 200 meters Friday at the 2011 IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea. The victory for Campbell-Brown was her first World Championships gold at 200 meters. The Jamaican sprinter is a two-time Olympic champion at the distance.
Running out of lane five in the finals, Campbell-Brown took first in a season-best time of 22.22 ahead of United States’ duo Carmelita Jeter (22.37) and Allyson Felix (22.42), respectively. The win adds to Campbell-Brown’s collection of medals at this World Championships. Earlier in the week, she finished second in the 100 meters. She is also expected to be part of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay.
During her career at Arkansas, Campbell-Brown was a four-time All-American and the NCAA indoor champion at 200 meters in 2004. She was also a three-time SEC champion for Arkansas.
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