Monday, September 15, 2008

St. Louis' Paralympian Kerri Morgan Rolls Into Fifth Place -- Again

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 1:31 PM

St. Louis Paralympian Kerri Morgan today took fifth-place in the women’s 100-meter wheelchair track race at the Beijing Paralympic Games. Canadian Michelle Stilwell earned the gold medal with a time of 19.97 seconds, setting a new world record.

By Jennifer Silverberg

Kerry Morgan in January 2007.
  • Kerry Morgan in January 2007.

Kerry Morgan in January 2007.

Although Morgan missed the medals podium, she logged a season-best and placed first among the U.S. competitors in the race, posting a time of 21.56 seconds.

Last week, Morgan also took fifth in the 200-meter event. Check her out in this photo (she’s in the middle of the pack, wearing the navy bandanna) or in this highlights video (skip ahead to the 32-minute mark for Morgan’s race).

The STLOG has been chronicling Morgan’s experiences in Beijing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5.)

Morgan is also a quad rugby player (featured in this January, 2007, RFT feature story, "Ready to Rumble.")

- Kristen Hinman

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