Saint Augustine’s Alumna Barbara Pierre Advances in Olympic Trials
Saint Augustine’s alumna Barbara Pierre ran a 11.41 100-meter dash last night in Eugene, OR to advance in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Pierre will compete in the opening heat of tonight’s semi-finals, seeking to be among the top six fastest times to qualify for the national finals and a chance to make the United States Olympic team.
A Saint Augustine’s College graduate, Pierre was a two-time NCAA Division II 100 meter champion (2007, 2008) with the Lady Falcons. She still shares the Division II 100 meter championship record (11.18). Pierre is one of four former St. Aug track athletes who qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. Both Jamaal Torrance and Josh Scott competed in the men’s 400 meter preliminaries on Friday and neither advanced to the semifinals. Bershawn “Batman” Jackson will run in the qualifying round of the men’s 400 meter hurdles on June 28.