Spence Finishes 16th At World Championships
Aug 13, 2013
MOSCOW (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV alumna Christine Spence finished 16th overall in the semifinals at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in the women's 400m hurdles on Tuesday evening in Moscow. Spence (2001-05) ran a final time of 58.35 in the single-lap race held at Luzhniki Stadium.
Spence qualified for the semis after she ran a time of 55.96 in Monday's first round. Despite a fourth-place finish in her heat, she earned one of four qualifying spots based on time.
UNLV will have one more former student-athlete participate in Moscow with Amanda Bingson's entry in the qualifying round of the women's hammer throw on Wednesday. Bingson, the current American record holder and US Champion, will compete in Group B at approximately 11:10 am (12:10am PT). Group A will open up the event at 9:30 am Wednesday morning (10:30 pm PT Tuesday night).
The hammer throw finals are slated for Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:00 pm (8:00 am PT).
The Las Vegas native enters the event with the sixth-best mark (248-5/75.73m) thus far in the 2013 season. That distance was registered at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships this past June in Des Moines, Iowa, and it came one attempt after she initially broke the US record with a throw of 245-9 (74.92m).