Warner Finishes 13th In 100-Meters At Olympics

Justyn Warner

Justyn Warner

Aug. 5, 2012

LONDON – Former TCU All-American Justyn Warner competed in the semifinals of the 100-meter dash at the 2012 Olympics Sunday evening at Olympic Stadium. Warner, representing Canada, finished in 13th place and tied his personal best mark with a time of 10.09. He did not advance to the eight-man final.

Warner, running in the third and final heat in the outside lane, had the odds stacked against him with former world champions Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Tyson Gay of the United States in his heat. He needed to finish in the top two to automatically qualify for the finals, but saw Blake and Gay run away with the heat and was unable to get under the bubble time of 10.02 put up by Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Canadian made it to the semifinals via a third-place finish in his preliminary heat, earning an automatic qualifying spot by posting a personal best time of 10.09. Though his individual competition is over, Warner's Olympics are not. He will now turn his focus to the men’s 4x100-meter relay, with preliminary heats beginning on Friday. Warner will get the unique opportunity of being a relay teammate with his brother Ian, who was runner-up to Justyn in the 100-meter dash at the Canadian Olympic Trials.

Warner was a three-time All-American for TCU in the men's 4x100-meter relay. The Markham, Ontario native was a five-time Mountain West Conference champion across indoor and outdoor track.



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