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Southern Miss’ Tori Bowie races into 200-meter semifinals

Former Southern Miss track standout Tori Bowie advanced to the semifinals in the women's 200 meters Monday morning in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Bowie won her qualifying heat with a time of 22.47 seconds, the third fastest time in qualifying. Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast posted the fastest time in qualifying, a personal best 22.31, followed by American Deajah Stevens at 22.45.

Prior to the Olympics, Bowie was projected by the Associated Press to take the gold medal in the 200 meters.

Bowie, a Rankin County native, won the silver medal in the 100 meters on Saturday.

The women's 200-meter semifinals are set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday and the final will be run at 8:16 p.m. on Wednesday.