Nicole (Edwards) Sifuentes
March 8, 2014
SOPOT, Poland -- Former University of Michigan women's track and field student-athletes Tiffany (Ofili) Porter (2006-09) and Nicole (Edwards) Sifuentes (2005-08) claimed bronze medals in the 60-meter hurdles and 1,500-meter run, respectively, on Saturday (March 8) at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics in Sopot, Poland.
Sifuentes, who was representing Canada, finished third in heat two of the semifinals in 4:09.49, securing one of the three at-large qualifying spots. In the finals, she clocked a new Canadian 1,500-meter record of 4:07.61 to escape with the bronze medal. Abeba Aregawi (Sweden) and Axumawit Embaye (Ethiopia) took home the gold and silver medals, respectively, with times of 4:00.61 and 4:07.12.
Porter, who was competing for Great Britain, used times of 7.95 and 7.93 in the opening heats and semifinals, respectively, to advance to today's finals, where she dropped that time to 7.86 to secure third place overall. Nia Ali (USA) and Sally Pearson (Australia) came away with the gold and silver medals, respectively, in times of 7.80 and 7.85.
Porter also won bronze in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia.