Marshevet Hooker advances to 200m semifinals at World Championships
Aug. 19, 2009
BERLIN -- Texas Ex Marshevet Hooker ran a season-best 22.51 in the 200m first round to advance to Thursday's semifinals heats at the 12th IAAF World Track and Field Championships, Wednesday afternoon.
Hooker won the fourth of five heats in the fastest time of the day to qualify for the next round and took over three-tenths of a second off her previous season-best of 22.84. Cydonie Mothersille of the Cayman Islands posted the second fastest time followed by 2001 200m World Champion Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (Bahamas) who ran a 22.71.
Three other Americans also qualified for the next round. Muna Lee and Allyson Felix each won their heats while ChaRonda Williams placed second in her heat to advance.
The 200m semifinals start at 12:50 p.m. CT, Thursday, Aug. 20 and will be broadcast live on Versus TV. Texas Ex Melaine Walker will also be competing on Thursday in the 400m hurdles final at 1:15 p.m. Central, which will be streamed live on UniversalSports.com.