USM’s Tori Bowie lands gold medal on women’s 4x100 relay team

Former Southern Miss standout Tori Bowie ran the anchor leg as the United States won the gold medal in the women’s 4x100 meter relay on Friday night in Rio, Brazil.

The U.S. women won its second straight 4x100-meter relay title.

The Americans, who needed to set a qualifying time in a solo rerun hours after dropping the baton in the preliminaries and getting a second chance on protest, won the final in 41.01 seconds.

A Jamaican team with Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, took silver in 41.36. Britain won bronze in a national record 41.77.

Earlier in the Olympics, Bowie earned a silver medal in the 100 meter run and a bronze medal in the 200-meter run.