Sunday, March 14, 2010

Owens-Mitchell second in squeeker

Southfield's Bridgette Owens-Mitchell placed second in the nation at the Nike Indoor as both she and the winner, California's Kori Carter, clocked 7.40. The actual margin turned out to be infinitesimal: just four one-thousandths of a second. Carter clocked 8.396 and Owens-Mitchell 8.400.

In the semis earlier today, Owens-Mitchell clocked 8.39, second only to her state record 8.35 at MITS. However, organizers had a second FAT camera set up, and caught her passing 55m in 7.81. That mark breaks the state record of 7.89 (set similarly en route) by Candice Davis in 2003. The two are pictured here together after Owens-Mitchell broke Davis's 60H mark at the MITS meet.

To watch the final, click here.

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