Walker wins silver in 400m hurdles at World Championships
Sept. 1, 2011
DAEGU, Korea - Former University of Texas standout Melaine Walker (Jamaica) won the silver medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2011 IAAF World Championships with her season-best time of 52.73. Walker was just edged by American Lashinda Demus who posted a world-leading time of 52.47 for gold.
Walker is the defending Olympic champion in the event and won gold at the World Championships in 2009 where she edged Demus by almost half a second.
Also competing on day six of the bi-annual meet was current Longhorn Allison Peter who clocked a 23.17 in the qualifying heats to advance to the semifinals but finished 21st in the semis with a 23.56 to miss out on advancing to the final round.
Still left to compete in Daegu for the Longhorns is Sanya Richards-Ross in the 4x400m relay and Bianca Knight, Alexandria Anderson and Marshevet Myers in the 4x100m relay.