Solomon Wins 800m Race At The NACAC Championships In The Dominican Republic

July 10, 2006

USC's Duane Solomon representing the United States won the men's 800m race at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Under 23 Championships (NACAC) in Santo Domingo, DR this weekend (July 8-9), leading five USC track and field athletes competing at the event.

Solomon won the finals with a time of 1:48.96, after posting the second-fastest qualifying time of 1:52.89. This year at the NCAA Championships, he placed fifth in the 800m run with a career-best time of 1.47.45.

Lionel Larry ran a personal best of 45.38 in the 400m finals to place second. His previous best had been 45.43 at the 2006 NCAA Championships, where he placed sixth. Larry also ran the final leg for the U.S. 4x400m team which placed second with a time of 3:05.10.

Garry Jones ran the first leg of the USA's winning 4x100m relay team, which posted a time of 39.38.

Carol Rodriguez, running for Puerto Rico, placed third in the women's 100m dash with a time of 11.40 and third in the women's 200m race with a time of 23.27.

Kate Hutchinson came in third in the women's discus with a throw of 155-6 (47.40m).

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