Briscoe wins high jump gold medal at Pan America Junior Championships
July 24, 2011
MIRAMAR, Fla. - University of Texas sophomore Shanay Briscoe claimed her first international gold medal this weekend as she took the high jump title with a clearance of 6-0 (1.83m) at the Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships. Briscoe was one of three current Horns to medal at the three-day meet.
The world title wraps up a successful summer for the two-time All-American, as Briscoe also earned her first U.S. title in the event in June with her PR clearance of 6-2 (1.88m).
"I am just thankful to be able to win an international title," said Briscoe. "I am glad the season is over, it has been a long year. Now I need to start working toward 2012."
In the 4x400m relay, sophomore Briana Nelson ran the third leg of the U.S.A. team that took gold in 3:34.71. The team beat out second-place by four seconds.
Sophomore Danielle Dowie, running for Jamaica, also picked up a medal as she finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.55. It is the second silver medal for Dowie on the international stage as she claimed silver at the 2009 IAAF World Junior Youth Championships. Dowie also ran a leg of Jamaica's fourth-place 4x400m relay that finished in 3:46.78.
Also competing at the meet was sophomore Allison Peter who ran in the 200m for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Peter clocked a 23.42 in the prelims to advance to the finals where she finished fourth with a time of 23.25.
TEXAS' RESULTS (q-qualified for finals)
400m hurdles final
2. Danielle Dowie, 58.55
400m hurdles prelims