Howard Takes Fourth at World University Games
Marisa Howard
July 10, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea – Marisa Howard represented the United States on Friday at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea and competed in the 3,000m steeplechase. The Pasco, Wash., native was one spot shy of earning a medal as she took fourth place with a time of 9:50.64.

Russia’s Ekaterina Sokolenko took the gold with a World University Games record time of 9:25.77. Another Russian, Natalia Vlasova, placed second (9:35.99) and Turkey’s Kaya Ozlem picked up the bronze after running a 9:37.79.

Howard along with Nick Duncan of the men’s basketball team are the two Broncos competing in the games this year. On average, 48 percent of Olympic medalists were also World University Games medalists at one point in time.

The World University Games is currently in its ninth day of competition and the United States sits in fifth place in the total medal count with 44 medals (17 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze), and the Republic of Korea leads all countries with 73 (31 gold, 23 silver and 19 bronze). Competition will conclude on July 14.

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