Kim Collins Captures World Championship

Aug. 27, 2003

Former TCU all-America sprinter Kim Collins captured the 100 meter title at the World Championships, held in Paris, France earlier this week.

Collins, running for his home country of St. Kitts and Nevis in Lane 1, took the gold medal in 10.07 seconds. Darrel Brown of Trinidad and Tobago won the silver medal, while Darren Campbell of Britain was the bronze medal winner. World-record holder Tim Montgomery was the United States' top finisher, placing fifth, just ahead of U.S. champion Bernard Williams.

The 27-year old Collins was sixth in the 100 at the 2001 World Championships and seventh at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. While at TCU, he was the 2001 60- and 200-meter indoor champion and ran the anchor leg on TCU's gold-medal winning 4x100 meter relay squad.

Collins was coached at the World Championships by current TCU head track & field coach Monte Stratton.

Collins' collegiate teammate, Darvis Patton, begins his quest for the world title at 200 meters today. Patton is the reigning U.S. champion at that distance.



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