Pair of Lowcountry runners compete in Olympic track and field

Pair of Lowcountry runners compete in Olympic track and field
Carvin Nkanata (Source: Pittsburgh Panthers)
Carvin Nkanata (Source: Pittsburgh Panthers)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fort Dorchester High grad Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Summerville High grad Carvin Nkanata both experienced their Olympic dreams just minutes apart.

Camacho-Quinn won her heat in the women's 100 meter hurdles to advance to the semifinals Tuesday morning. She ran a 12.70, the third fastest time overall in the round one heats. The former Patriot runner now runs for the University of Kentucky and is representing Puerto Rico in the Rio Olympics. She won the NCAA championship in the 100 meter hurdles back in June with a time of 12.54. That's the 5th best time in NCAA history.

The semifinals and finals for the women's 100 meter hurdles are scheduled for Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. and 9:55 p.m.

Carvin Nkanata's Olympic journey ended with his heat in the men's 200 meters. It has been a trying experience for the sprinter who qualified for the games to run for his father's home country of Kenya. Nkanata was sent home at the start of the Olympics because he did not have his Kenyan passport with him. He was allowed to return and compete in the first round heats. He did not qualify for the semifinals.

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