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Day of rest for Moore Campbell in the 400 relay

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Day of rest for Moore Campbell in the 400 relay

Former Lady Razorbacks LaShaunta’e Moore and Veronica Campbell did not run in today’s women’s 400-meter relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Both USA and Jamaica went with lineups from their sprint pools that did not include the former Arkansas sprinters. Each team advanced to Friday’s final round. Team USA went with Angela Williams, Marion Jones, Lauryn Williams and LaTasha Colander for a time of 41.67 that equaled their earlier world-best time. Jones ran the backstretch that Moore was penciled in for earlier in the week. The Jamaicans moved the baton around the track in 42.20, and were expected to move Campbell back into the relay for today’s final. “It seems Jamaica will save Veronica for the final after all her hard work in the individual events,” Lance Harter said. “Considering she’s already run eight races, it’s good for her. It also gives another person a chance to medal by allowing them to run today, and Veronica is that kind of team player to give up her spot today. There is the possibility that Campbell may have one last appearance on Saturday in the 1600-meter relay for Jamaica.



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)