FAYETTEVILLE – Soon-to-be sophomore Regina George, a sprinter on the Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field team, has had two successful races at the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships, at the newly built Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium, in Moncton, Canada. The event is being held Tues.-Sun., July 19-25.
In Tuesday’s 400-meter preliminaries, George clocked a time of 54.17 for second place in heat one and advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals.
"The prelim race went well," George said. "I wanted to be top two. I didn’t want to go out too hard because I have another race tomorrow. It’s the first round. I want to run a low-52 in the final."
In Wednesday’s 400-meter semifinals, George, a native of Chicago, Ill., was fourth in the first heat at a clocking of 53.59 and she had to wait until the last of three sections to learn she advanced as the last time qualifier.
"This seemed like a very long race," George said. "I am disappointed with my time but you learn from your races. I was telling myself down the straight to work my arms and get this race over with."
George will run in the finals of the 400 meters on Thursday.