LONDON, England - Former Texan 400 meter standout Rondell Bartholomew will once again toe the line against some of the best competition the world has to offer over 400 meters Friday in the Aviva London Grand Prix Diamond League Meeting. The event will be streamed over the internet at www.universalsports.com beginning at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. Bartholomew, who will be running out of lane two, will run at approximately 2:27 p.m. CST and 8:27 p.m. local time in London.
Bartholomew will look to improve upon a somewhat disappointing performance last week when a slow start out of the blocks resulted in a fifth place finish and a time of 45.32 seconds. Bartholomew still owns the fastest time run over 400 meters in 2011 with his time of 44.65 seconds attained in early April.
Notable competitors entered in tomorrow's 400 meter event include Bartholomew's countryman from Grenada and 2011 NCAA champion running for the University of Alabama, Kirani James; former Texas A&M standout Tabarie Henry will run inside of Bartholomew in lane one; Chris Brown, a veteran from the Bahamas will run outside of Bartholomew in lane three while the winner of last week's meeting in Stockholm, Jermaine Gonzales of Jamaica, will compete out of lane four.