LENORA GUION-FIRMIN RUNS IN 400-METER DASH OF NCAA FINALS
June 6, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --Lenora Guion-Firmin, a senior runner for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Track and Field team, will run in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Outdoor Track and Field Finals. Guinon-Firmin ran a time of 52.03 seconds in the 400-meter dash semifinals to advance to the finals race Friday, June 7 at 5:55 p.m. (PT).
Guion-Firmin will be one of eight to advance to the finals round on Friday, and the only qualifier to represent a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
She advanced to Eugene, Oregon, where the NCAA Finals are held, by running a second-place 51.97-second time in the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
Guion-Firmin has specialized in running the 200m, 400m and 4x100m relay this season at UMES. In just the outdoor events she has competed, Guion-Firmin has marked six first place finishes in the outdoor season, and a number of top three finishes. She has finished in first-place a total of eight times in the 400m of both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Her east regional finish is a season's best time for Guion-Firmin. In that race she finished second place.
Guion-Firmin was a member of the France 400m relay team for the 2012 Olympics, and finished her junior season at UMES as a NCAA First Team. In her first season at UMES she broke two school records. The first was in the 200m dash, running a 23.49-second finish. The other record was in the 400m with a 52.23, which she broke in the 2013 NCAA Preliminary Round.