Nashville, Tenn. – On Sunday, Sept. 2,
Markeith Price took part in the 400-meter dash final- a day after competing in
the men’s long jump competition.
finished in eighth and sixth in the 400-meter dash and long jump, respectively.
Aug. 31, Price ran a time of 51.11 seconds in the 400-meter dash which was good
enough for fourth place in his heat. Price’s finish also earned him a spot in
Sunday’s final race.
running the final however, Price competed in the high jump competition. His
best jump was 6.17 meters, making him the top American jumper.
was also the top American in the 400-meter dash final. At 51.98 seconds, his
time in the finals was .87 seconds slower than the time he ran in qualifiers.
next events will be the 200-meter dash and the 4 x 100-meter relay. The first
heat of the 4x1 will take place tomorrow morning with the finals to follow in
was born with his vision impaired and has been involved in track and field
since the age of 11, competing on different levels.
in 2005, he won gold medals for the long jump and the 600-meter dash in the
IBSA World Youth Championships. He added a silver medal in 2007 in the triple
jump at the IBSA World Games, and in 2009 at the IBSA Pan American Games, he
won the event and added a gold medal in the 400-meter dash.
to the U.S Association of Blind Athletes Indoor Track & Field, Price
currently holds the records for the 200m, 400m, 800m, and long jump.