Former Lady Bulldog Shaunae Miller-Uibo advanced to the 400-meter dash finals and will start the 200m on Tuesday to highlight the first four days of action at the IAAF World Championships in London.
Miller-Uibo won her heat in the 400m semifinals and had the third-fastest time of the round at 50.36 on Monday. Miller-Uibo cruised to a win in her opening 400m heat with a 50.97, which was also the third fastest time in Sunday’s competition. The Rio Olympic gold medalist will battle for the world title on Wednesday at 4:50 p.m. ET as she goes into the competition with the world’s third-fastest time this year (49.77).
Miller-Uibo will also start the first round of the 200m on Tuesday in London at 2:30 p.m. She has the world’s second-fastest time in the event this year at 21.91 behind Team USA’s Tori Bowie (21.77).
Another host of current and former Bulldogs have either already competed at the World Championships or will over the next six days.
Team USA’s Kendell Williams took 12th in the heptathlon after scoring 6,220 points on Sunday, a tally that featured her day two javelin mark of 152 feet, 4 inches. This marked the fourth time in her Lady Bulldog career that she scored between 6,220 and 6,225 points, including her 6,221 showing at the Rio Olympics. Williams completed her UGA eligibility in June as she won her third NCAA heptathlon title.
Williams highlighted her first day of the heptathlon on Saturday by finishing second overall in the 100m hurdles with a 13.02. She finished day one with 3,686 points and was in 11th place.
Rising senior Cejhae Greene of Antigua qualified automatically for the 100m semifinals by taking third in his heat with a 10.21 on Friday. On Saturday, Greene was eighth in his semifinal heat with a 10.64 and will now ready for the 4x100m relay this coming Saturday.
Also of note, volunteer assistant coach Warren Fraser of the Bahamas ran in the 100m prelims and qualified automatically for the heats with a 10.30. Fraser’s action ended in the event during the heats after he clocked a 10.42 to be seventh in a heat that was won by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (10.07).
Nikola Lomnicka of Slovakia, who captured the 2010 NCAA hammer title for UGA, took 15th in her group and 28th overall in the hammer on Saturday after her opening toss traveled 211-11. Former Lady Bulldog and two-time NCAA hammer champion Jenny Dahlgren of Argentina fouled out.
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Name | Event | Date/Time
*Cejhae Green (Antigua) | 4x100m relay | Aug. 12, ^5:55 am ET
Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) | 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay | (200m) Aug. 8, ^2:30 pm
Kibwe Johnson (USA) | Hammer throw | Aug. 9, 2:20 pm
*Tatiana Gusin (Greece) | High jump | Aug. 10, 2:10 pm
Levern Spencer (St. Lucia) | High jump | Aug. 10, 2:10 pm
*Karl Saluri (Estonia) | Decathlon | Aug. 11, 5 am/Aug. 12, 5 am
Maicel Uibo (Estonia) | Decathlon | Aug. 11, 5 am/Aug. 12, 5 am
*Devon Williams (USA) | Decathlon | Aug. 11, 5 am/Aug. 12, 5 am
*current Bulldogs (completed eligibility in 2017 or will compete for UGA in 2018)
^date/time represents first round in respective events