EUGENE, Ore. — LSU sophomore Kimberlyn Duncan finished fifth in her first appearance in the 200-meters final at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday.
Duncan, the NCAA 200-meters champion, had a time of 22.35 seconds, while Shalonda Solomon won the event in 22.15.
“This was a great experience for me being introduced to the level of competition I saw this week,” Duncan said. “This was a lot different from what I saw all year running in college, so it was big for me to be able to do something like this that I’ve never done before.
“That’s the main thing competing this weekend has done for me. I’ll know how to prepare and know what to expect for this level of competition when I come back for the Olympic Trials next summer.”
Also in the 200 final with Duncan was Lady Tigers alum Stephanie Durst, who disqualified after running on the line on the turn.
Former LSU national champion Xavier Carter missed qualifying for Sunday’s final in the men’s 200 after coming in fourth in his heat with a time of 20.53.