Knight helps U.S. women to 4x100m relay final
Aug. 9, 2012
LONDON – Former Longhorn Bianca Knight and the United States ran a blistering 41.64 in the opening round of the 4x100m relay to advance to the final in convincing fashion on Thursday night at Olympic Stadium.
Knight ran the third leg for the U.S., which ran in the first of two heats, and helped the Americans qualify with a top overall time that was just .04 seconds off the Olympic record. It is also the fastest time in the world this year.
The United States’ team of Tianna Madison, Jeneba Tarmoh, Knight and Lauryn Williams was strong through each of its four legs and crossed the finish line more than half a second ahead of every other team in either heat.
Friday will feature not only the final of the women’s 4x100m relay (2:40 p.m. Central) but also the opening round of the women’s 4x400m relay at 1:10 p.m. Texas Ex Sanya Richards-Ross was selected for the U.S. 4x400m relay pool following her performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but the American lineup for the first-round heat has not yet been announced.
NBC is carrying coverage of track & field throughout the 2012 Olympics. Localized coverage schedules can be found by visiting NBCOlympics.com.
Thursday, August 9
1. United States (Tianna Madison, Jeneba Tarmoh, Bianca Knight, Lauryn Williams) – 41.64
Friday, August 10
1:10 p.m. – 4x400m Relay Round 1 (Sanya Richards-Ross)
2:40 p.m. – 4x100m Relay Final (Bianca Knight)