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Purvis third in World Youth 100 meters

By Phil Jensen
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 4:07 pm in Uncategorized.

St. Elizabeth High’s Ashton Purvis finished third in the women’s 100 meter final at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Sudtirol, Italy today.

Purvis produced a wind-legal time of 11.48, only .01 behind second-place finisher Allison Peter of the Virgin Islands. Jodie Williams of Great Britain won the event in 11.39.

Less than 2 1/2 hours earlier, Purvis won a 100-meter semifinal heat with a wind-legal time of 11.53. Purvis ran four 100-meter races in two days, and finished first in her heat in the first three races.

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