Former Patriot Athletes Finish Olympic Competition in Final Round

Posted: August 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Richard Phillips (BS Information Technology ’06), Maurice Wignall (BA Psychology ’01) and Cydonie Mothersill, all former Mason track athletes, competed in the final round of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Wignall and Phillips finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles, while Mothersill recorded an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash.

The two men were competing for their native Jamaica. Wignall, who in 2004 finished fourth in the event, crossed the line in 13.46, while Phillips, a semifinalist in Athens, finished the event in 13.60.

In the 200-meter dash, Mothersill finished in 22.68, last among the eight competitors.

Phillips holds Mason’s school record in the indoor 60-meter hurdles (7.68, 2005) and the outdoor 110-meter hurdles of 13.48, set in 2004.

Wignall holds claim to one of Mason’s men’s track and field national titles, as he won the indoor long jump with a distance of 26-1.5 (7.96m) in 1999. Wignall holds the Jamaican national record of 13.17 in the 110-meter hurdles, set at the Athens Olympics.

Mothersill was named an All-American twice at Mason. She holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the 200-meter dash.

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