GLASGOW, Scotland – Nigeria claimed a silver medal in the women’s 4x100 relay Saturday with Aggie sprinter Dominique Duncan running the third leg at the Commonwealth Games. Two other Texas A&M sprinters involved in relay finals on the last day of track and field at Hampden Park Stadium included Janeil Bellille and Shavez Hart.
Duncan, a member of the Aggie 4x100 relay that set a collegiate record of 42.36 seconds in winning the 2009 NCAA Championship, represented Nigeria during the Commonwealth Games and earned a silver medal in the 4x100 final.
Nigeria posted a time of 42.92 as runner-up to Jamaica’s 41.83, which set a Commonwealth Games record and is the world leading time for 2014. England finished third with a 43.10 ahead of Canada’s 43.33. Members of the Nigeria squad, who all competed collegiately in the United States, included Gloria Asumnu (Tulane), Blessing Okagbare (UTEP), Duncan and Lauretta Ozoh (San Diego St.).
Hart ran second leg of the Bahamas 4x100 in the men’s final as they placed fifth with a time of 39.16 after setting a national record of 38.52 in the prelims on Friday. Jamaica won gold in a Games record and world leading time of 37.58 with Usain Bolt on anchor leg as England claimed silver in 38.02. Trinidad & Tobago earned bronze with a 38.10 over South Africa’s 38.35.
Bellille ran third leg on Trinidad & Tobago’s 4x400 relay as they placed sixth with a time of 3:33.50. Jamaica won the event in 3:23.82, another Commonwealth Games record, with Nigeria second in 3:24.71 and England third at 3:27.24.