CSUN's Hafsatu Kamara Competes for Sierra Leone at Commonwealth Games
GLASGOW, Scotland - CSUN senior Hafsatu Kamara has continued her post-Matador track & field career as she is representing Sierra Leone at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Kamara, who completed her senior year at CSUN in June, is competing for her native Sierra Leone as the games which run from July 24-Aug 3. She opened the competition in the 100 meters on Sunday (July 27) and will also run the 200 meters and the 4x100 relay.
In the 100 meter prelims, Kamara lined up against Olympic and World Championship medalist Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria. Okagbare won the heat in 11.20 to advance to the second round while Kamara was fifth in 12.14.
"I felt like I ran well especially since I was lined up against the potentional 100 meter champion Blessing Okagbare," said Kamara. "Before the Commonwealth Games, CSUN head coach Avery Anderson and I made some progressive changes in my race plan and execution. My 100m race was my opportunity to put those changes to the test and I'm pleased with how I was able to transfer what we've practiced into a high level of performance."
Kamara will open the 200 meters on Wednesday at 9:15 local time (1:15 PDT). She will be in the fifth of sixth 200 meter heats and comes in with a personal-best time of 23.83.
Check back at GoMatadors.com throughout the Commonwealth Games for further updates.
UPDATE (July 30): Kamara finished sixth in heat five of the 200 meters in a time of 25.12.
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