LENORA GUION-FIRMIN TO MAKE OLYMPIC DEBUT FOR FRENCH 4X4OO-METER RELAY TEAM
Aug. 10, 2012
Princess Anne, Md. --The day has finally come for Lenora Guion-Firmin, when she will make her XXX Olympiad debut in London, England. Guion-Firmin, a student-athlete for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will run in the 4x400-meter relay for her native country of France Friday. First round competition will take place at 2:15 PM Eastern Time, with the finals scheduled for Saturday.
Guion-Firmin is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) First-Team honoree for her performance in the 400-meter dash. She currently holds several UMES records in outdoor track events. Guion-Firmin set a school record time of 23.49 seconds in the 200-meter dash, as well as a 52.20 seconds record in the 400-meter dash. Her performances on the track led her to finish in the top 10 in the country in the 400-meter event.
Academically, Guion-Firmin finished her junior year at UMES with a 4.0 grade point average in exercise science, and received recognition by school and industry associations. The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association named Guion-Firmin as an USTFCCCA All-Academic Honoree.