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J-Mee Samuels Earns Bronze Medal at Pan Am Games

BY ANDRES FOCIL
J-Mee Samuels Earns Bronze Medal at Pan Am Games

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ J-Mee Samuels ended competition at the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday earning a bronze medal as a member of the 4×100-meter relay.

In Friday’s preliminary rounds of the event, Samuels took the lead leg for Team USA and combined with former Texas Tech Red Raider Rae Edwards, current Tennessee Volunteer Rubin Williams and former TCU star Darvis Patton to clock a 38.93 to win their semifinal heat.

In Saturday’s finals, Samuels again took the lead leg for the quartet and aided Team USA to a bronze finish with a time of 38.88. Team Brazil won the event with a time of 38.81 and Team Canada earned a silver finish with a time of 38.87.

Former Hogs Alistair Cragg, Wallace Spearmon and Tyson Gay along with Samuels will compete one more time at the Norwich Union Super Grand Prix in London, Fri., Aug. 3, before the World Championships begin Aug. 25.



Sports Category : Track & Field (M)