TOKYO (Aug. 6, 2021) — University of Kentucky track and field alumna Javianne Oliver and Team USA won a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the Olympics in the eighth day of athletics track and field competition.
Team USA, including Jenna Prandini, Gabrielle Thomas and Teahna Daniels, finished with a time of 41.45, with Oliver running the leadoff leg of the relay.
In the heats, the relay placed second overall with a time of 41.90.
This is Oliver's second race of Tokyo 2020 after making it to semifinals in the 100m dash with a time of 11.08. Oliver is a public health graduate from Monroe, Georgia.
During track and field competition at the Olympics, Wildcats have now won four medals. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won gold in the 100m hurdles while Sydney McLaughlin earned gold with a new world record in the 400m hurdles. Keni Harrison finished the 100m hurdles with a silver.
Wildcat Dwight St. Hillaire and Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 4x400m final after finishing the heats with the fourth-fastest time of all teams (2:58.60).
The 4x400m relay final, featuring St. Hillaire, will be held 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 ET.
Read more on all 22 Wildcats competing in the delayed 2020 Olympics here.
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