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Price Wins 800 Gold at World Championships



March 9, 2014



SOPOT, Poland -- Former UT standout Chanelle Price took gold the 800-meter run Sunday at the 2014 IAAF World Championships.

Price led from the start and never looked back. She crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 00.09 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and her personal best.

She became the first U.S. woman to win gold in the 800 at the world indoor championships.

Angelika Cichocka of Poland was second in 2:00.45 and Marina Arzamasova was third in 2:00.79.

At Tennessee, Price reigned as the 800 conference champion in 2011, winning both the indoor and outdoor titles. She finished third in the NCAA outdoor 800 in 2011 and 2012. She was also part of Tennessee's indoor NCAA championship-winning distance medley relay teams in 2009 and 2010.

During her career from 2009-12, she was a nine-time All-American. In addition to her on-track performances at Tennessee, she was an award-winning performer in the classroom. She was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and was the 2012 Capital One Track and Field Academic All-American of the Year.

 

 

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