Saint Augustine's University graduate Barbara Pierre was selected to run for Team USA in the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Championships, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.
The World Relays will air live on the Universal Sports Network from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. eastern standard time both days on DIRECTV channel 625. The World Relays is the only major world track & field championship for the 2014 outdoor season.
Pierre is among 55 USA athletes who will compete in the relays at the event. A native of Haiti whose hometown is Winter Haven, Fla., Pierre will run in the women's 4x100 meter relay.
Pierre has excelled as a professional since graduating from then Saint Augustine's College in 2010. Her most recent accomplishment is a bronze medal for third place in the 60 meter dash at the 2014 USA Indoor Championships. She also earned a gold medal in 2013 and a silver medal in 2012 in the 60 meter dash at the USA Indoor Championships.
Pierre was a six-time individual national champion at Saint Augustine's University from 2007 to 2010. She won national titles in the 100 (two), 60 (three) and 200 (one) meter dashes. Pierre holds the NCAA Division II Championship record in the 60 meter dash (7.2 seconds) and shares the championship record in the 100 meter dash (11.18 seconds).
To view the entire Team USA roster and schedule of events, go to usatf.org