July 23, 2003 — Adrian Durant, a sophomore and honor student at the University of South Carolina and son of Celeste Durant of St. Croix, competed for the Virgin Islands in the Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships in Barbados this past weekend and advanced to the finals in the 100-meter competition.
Durant finished seventh in 10.59 in the 100-meters, fifth in 20.83 in the 200-meters, the latter his personal best time. Durant, who has a personal best of 10.37 in the 100 meters, is headed for the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo and the World Championships in Paris next month. He is coached by Charles Golphin of the Hounds and Foxes Track Club.
Last summer he competed in the World Junior Championships in Jamaica. This year has been an active one for him, said a release from the V.I. Track and Field Federation. He has had success as a college runner at an NCAA Division I university that is perennially nationally ranked, by appearing with the 4 x 100-meter relay team in the NCAA National Championships in Sacramento, Calif., in June; he set a V.I. national record in the World Indoor Championships in March in Birmingham, England; he won a silver medal in the 100-meters at CARIFTA in Trinidad; he was a finalist in both the 100- and 200-meters at the Central America and Caribbean Championships two weeks ago in Grenada.
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