Muna Lee (athlete)

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Muna Lee
2008 Olympic Track Trials - Allyson Felix.jpg
Muna Lee (in front)
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Women's athletics
World Championships
Gold 2005 Helsinki 4x100 m relay

Muna Lee (born October 30, 1981, Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American sprinter.[1]

Lee won a gold medal as part of the women's 4 x 100m relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. She had an impressive performance at the 2004 Olympic Trials, moving up in the final stretch while running in lane 1 to place second and win a spot on the Olympic Team. She went on to place 7th at the Olympic Games.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed first in front of Anita Pistone and Guzel Khubbieva in a time of 11.44 to advance to the second round. There she improved her time to 11.08 and to finish second after Sherone Simpson to qualify for the semi finals. With 11.06 she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser to qualify for the final, in which she placed in fifth position with a time of 11.07 seconds.[1]

She took second place at the US Championships (just one thousandth of a second behind in-form Carmelita Jeter) and qualified for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[2] A week before the World Championships, Lee was part of a United States 4 x 100 m relay team that ran the fastest women's sprint relay in twelve years. Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Lee and Jeter finished with a time of 41.58 seconds, bringing them to eighth on the all time list.[3]

Lee ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 metres - 10.85 (2008) (USA Track and Field Championships) Position = 1st
  • 200 metres - 22.01 (2008) (Olympic Finals)Position = 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Muna Lee, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 27, 2008
  2. ^ Morse, Parker (2009-06-27). Jeter and Rodgers take 100m titles in Eugene - US Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  3. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2009-08-08). US quartet blasts 41.58 in the 4x100 as Wlodarczyk improves to 77.20m in Cottbus. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-09.

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