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Southern Miss’ Tori Bowie cuts through competition at world championships

Former Southern Miss track standout Tori Bowie won the women’s 100 meter race at the World track championships on Sunday in London.

Bowie won with a time of 10.85 seconds, edging Marie-Josee Ta Lou by .01 seconds.

“I had no idea,” Bowie said after the match.

Bowie easily won her heat and semifinal races to reach Sunday’s final.

Elaine Thompson, the two-time Olympic champion from Jamaica, was expected to win the 100 and 200 meters races. She finished fifth.

Dafne Schippers took bronze in 10.96.

Bowie’s meteroic rise in the track world continues.

Last year at the Summer Olympics, Bowie won three medals. She ran the anchor leg on the 4 x 100 relay team that won a gold medal, earned a silver medal in the 100 meter run and a bronze medal in the 200-meter run.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones