Checking in on athletes from the District, Maryland and Virginia in the London Olympics
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Kellie Wells (Midlothian, Va.) won her 100-meter hurdles heat with a time of 12.69 seconds, the third-best overall in six heats Monday. Wells‘ U.S. teammate Lolo Jones was just ahead of her at 12.68, with Australia’s Sally Pearson turning in the top time of 12.57. Wells will run in the semifinals Tuesday at about 2:15 p.m. EDT.
OTHERS OF NOTE
T’erea Brown (Hampton, Va.) ran a personal best 54.21, a half-second better than her previous PB achieved Sunday, to qualify for the 400-meter hurdles final. Brown finished third in her semifinal heat but posted the fifth-fastest time overall to move on to Wednesday’s final.
Kevin Seraphin (Washington Wizards) scored nine points as France beat Nigeria 79-73 in men’s basketball pool play.
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