Sept. 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Roderick Townsend-Roberts took third place in the first heat of the opening round of the 100m - T45/46/47 Saturday morning at the 2016 Paralympic Games. He ran a personal-best time of 11.07, securing a spot in the final.
The Bronco alumnus was the top finisher from the United States. His time was the sixth-fastest overall, as Brazil's Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos ran a world-record 10.67 to go through as the top qualifier.
He will compete in the final on Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m. (MT). Townsend-Roberts will also participate in the men's long jump - T45/46/47 and the men's high jump - T45/46/47 later next week.