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Urban Knight Wins Two Medals

Academy of Art University’s Vashti Thomas was a double medalist in the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia amongst student athletes from 162 competing nations. Vashti took gold in the 100m hurdles in a Universiade record time of 12.61 and then added a silver medal on Friday evening, leading off the U.S. women’s 4 x 100m relay team. She also competed in the long jump. “My experience here has been awesome and I feel like this is the best preparation you can have for possibly going to the Olympics,” said the Academy student, after her team’s silver medal performance at Central Stadium in front of a near capacity crowd. “I feel like I learned a lot here and it will help me get to the next level.” For Vashti, who runs for the NCAA Division II Academy of Art University, it was the largest international stage that she has competed on.

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