Aug. 16, 2009
BERLIN – South Carolina rising junior Johnny Dutch ran a 49.28 in the 400-meter hurdles semifinals to take 12th at the IAAF World Championships held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.
Dutch’s time was a tenth of a second faster than his preliminary run on Saturday, but the U.S. Championships runner-up was not able to secure an automatic bid to the finals after taking sixth in his heat. As one of the few collegiate men to make Team USA for the meet, Dutch will continue to look forward to defending his SEC Championship next year as a member of the South Carolina track and field team.
Competition at the championships resumes Monday, and a duo of former Gamecock women’s hurdlers will take the track for the first time at 12:15 p.m. EST. World leader Lashinda Demus and 2008 Olympic finalist Tiffany Ross-Williams will compete in Monday’s women’s 400-meter hurdles heats. Demus will run in lane five of the fifth heat; Ross-Williams will run in lane seven of the fourth heat. The top four runners in each heat earn automatic bids to Tuesday’s semifinal, and the next four fastest runners will also advance.
GAMECOCK EVENT START TIMES
110m Hurdles – Terrence Trammell
Heats: Wednesday, August 19 – 5:35 a.m. EST (Heat TBA)
Semifinal: Thursday, August 20 – 12:15 p.m. EST
Final: Thursday, August 20 – 2:55 p.m. EST
400m Hurdles – Johnny Dutch & Jussi Heikkila
Heats: Saturday, August 15 – Dutch 49.38 (3rd heat, 11th overall), Heikkila 51.42 (8th heat, 24th overall)
Semifinal: Sunday, August 16 – Dutch 49.28 (6th heat, 12th overall)
400m Hurdles – Lashinda Demus & Tiffany Ross-Williams
Heats: Monday, August 17 – 12:15 p.m. EST (Demus: 5th, Ross-Willims: 4th)
Semifinal: Tuesday, August 18 – 2:15 p.m. EST
Final: Thursday, August 20 – 2:15 p.m. EST
4x100m Relay – Shalonda Solomon & Aleen Bailey
Heats: Saturday, August 22 – 12:10 p.m. EST (Heats TBA)
Final: Saturday, August 22 – 2:00 p.m. EST
4x400m Relay – Natasha Hastings
Heats: Saturday, August 22 – 2:15 p.m. EST (Heats TBA)
Final: Sunday, August 23 – 11:50 a.m. EST
NBC, VERSUS TO BROADCAST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2009 World Championships will be broadcast in the United States daily on NBC and Versus. The broadcast schedule is as follows. All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings.
August 17: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Versus
August 18: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Versus
August 19: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Versus
August 20: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Versus
August 21: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Versus
August 22: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. NBC
August 23: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. NBC