Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Vermont's Elle Purrier St. Pierre will run for the gold medal this morning. The Montgomery native who attended Richford HIgh School and the University of New Hampshire will compte this morning in the 1500 meter final in the Tokyo Olympic Games. The race will be contested at 8:50 a.m. this morning.
Purrier St. Pierre qualified for the final on Wednesday with a time of 4:01 in the first semifinal race. Purrier St. Pierre did not finish in the top five of her heat to automatically qualify for the final, but was able to make the field on time.
Purrier St. Pierre’s race finished several seconds faster than the second heat. Even though she placed sixth, she ran the eighth fastest time overall out of 26 athletes.
“I know I gave it my all on the track,” Purrier St. Pierre told NBC Sports. “I wasn’t disappointed. Even though I didn’t make it in the top five, I was really hopeful because I knew that it was a fast heat.”
Purrier St. Pierre has been one of the most notable stories of these games as NBC reporters always call her the Vermont dairy farmer turned track star, referring to the fact that she was raised on a farm in the Green Mountain state.
Jimmer Fredette Will Play For Denver Nuggets Summer League Team
Jimmer Fredette will receive another shot at the NBA. The former Glens Falls High School and BYU standout will play for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League.
Fredette once again played for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association this year.
Fredette had spent time with five NBA teams. He was drafted by the Sacremento Kings. He has also spent time with the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Phoenix Suns.
The NBA Summer League is set to take place August 8-August 17 in Las Vegas.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.