Brunson Wins Gold in the 100m at the World University Games

Aug. 28, 2001

BEIJING, China --Former Sun Devil sprinter Marcus Brunson captured gold in the men's 100m final at the World University Games in Beijing China, Tuesday, winning the race in 10.15 seconds and giving Team USA its first medal of any kind at this year's meet.

Brunson, who won both his first and second round heats Monday, finished ahead of Gennadiy Chernovol from Kazakhstan (10.29) and Christopher Lambert from Great Britain (10.38).

'This feels very good,' said Brunson. 'It's my first gold medal in international competition, and to do it on this stage is a tremendous honor. My start has always been my strength. I wanted to get out in front of them and make them change their whole race pattern. I was successful.'

The Tempe, Ariz., native culminated his ASU career this past spring at the 2001 NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., earning All-America honors in three events - the 100m (third place), the 200m (fourth place) and the 4x400m relay (fourth place). Brunson was named the 2001 USTCA West Region and Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year and ended his collegiate campaign as a seven-time All-American.

For more information on the World University Games, go to www.usatf.org.

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