Martin Wins Heat, Qualifies for Pan Am Finals
Martin, competing as a member of Team Canada, finished in a time of 52.87 to qualify automatically. Martin, who is coming off one of the finest rookie campaigns in recent school history, again broke the 53-second mark in her race. She is only one of three female sprinters in Kentucky school history to run faster than 53 seconds in the 400-meter dash.
Prior to Kentucky, Martin had an impressive prep career in Nova Scotia, setting 53 records in her home province. Martin holds the UK freshman school records in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters.
Complete results and a recap of Martin?s participation in Saturday?s Pan Am Finals will be available at www.ukathletics.com.
First Heat 1. Bobby-Gaye Wilkins (Jamaica) ? 52.78Q 2. Jessica Beard (United States) ? 52.88Q 3. Maria Alejandra Idrovo (Colombia) ? 53.70Q 4. Britney St. Louis (Trinidad) 54.00q 5. Natalia Monique dos S. Olivera (Brazil) ? 57.03 6. Maria Narcisa Gonzalez (Ecuador) ? 53.90 Second Heat 1. Jenna Martin (Canada) ? 52.87Q 2. Brandi Cross (United States) ? 53.23Q 3. Janeil Bellille (Trinidad) ? 54.02Q 4. Maria Teresa Rugerio Trevino (Mexico) ? 54.68q 5. Andrea Reid (Jamaica) ? 54.80 6. Erika Chavez (Ecuador) ? 56.06 7. Kemilla Felix Miranda (Brazil) ? 56.30