Myers and Knight win 4x100m gold with Team USA at World Championships
Sept. 4, 2011
DAEGU, Korea - Former University of Texas track standouts made up half of Team USA's gold-medal winning 4x100m relay as Bianca Knight and Marshevet Myers each ran a leg to help the USA to its first gold medal in the event at the IAAF World Championships since 2007. The quartet posted a world-leading 41.56 for the eighth-fastest performance in track and field history.
Knight took the lead off leg before handing off to Allyson Felix, who also ran on the USA 4x400m relay that won gold. Felix passed off to Myers who took the turn before handing the baton to 100m champion Carmelita Jeter that held off the Jamaican team down the backstretch.
Three Longhorns ran on the 400m relay in the preliminary heats in Knight, Myers and Alexandria Anderson, which clocked a then world-leading time of 41.94 for the top time heading into the finals.