Moline and Team USA win 4x400 relay gold - Tucson News Now

Moline and Team USA win 4x400 relay gold

(Cover photo courtesy: FloTrack) (Cover photo courtesy: FloTrack)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

UA has its first track and field world champion.

Georganne Moline (’13) ran the second-leg on the women’s 4x400 relay team that won the gold medal Sunday at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.

The foursome of Moline, Quanera Hayes and individual 400 gold and silver medalists, Courtney Okolo and Shakima Wimbley ran the race in a championship and American record of 3:23.85.

It was the second-fastest indoor time ever — less than half a second off the world indoor record of 3:23.37.

Jamaica initially finished second but was disqualified for running out order.

Poland claimed the silver with Britain third.

The victory was upheld after Poland appealed that Moline stepped on the track kerb and thus disqualifying the U.S. national team.

The Wildcat-grad is a 2012 Olympian in the 400 hurdle event where she finished fifth.

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