Monday, August 6, 2012

Olympian Jones-Ferrette Takes 14th in 100-meter Dash

LaVerne Jones-Ferrette of the US Virgin Islands competes in the Women's 60 Metres first round during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 9, 2012 - Source: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Former Sooner Laverne Jones-Ferrette finished 14th overall in the women's 100-meter dash at the Olympic Games Saturday in London.

The U.S. Virgin Islands native placed fourth in her semifinal heat, clocking 11.22 seconds.

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won gold in the women's 100, crossing the line in 10.75 seconds ahead of silver medalist Carmelita Jeter of the United States (10.78) and fellow Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.81).

Jones-Ferrette, who set a U.S Virgin Islands national record in the event with her first-round 11.07 on Friday, was a six-time NCAA All-American while competing for the Sooners in 2003 and 2004.

Jones-Ferrette continues in track and field Monday, Aug. 6, with the preliminary heats of the 200-meter dash.

/// SoonerSports PR
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