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.