Track & Field

Townsend-Roberts Qualifies in 100m

Sept. 10, 2016


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.

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