Wallace Set to Begin Competition at Paralympics
Sept. 4, 2012
UPDATED 9/7/12, 9:00 a.m.: The update reflects the updated projected time of the relay final to between 5:07 p.m. - 5:14 p.m. EST.
LONDON--Georgia sophomore Jarryd Wallace will race in the first of his two events at the 2012 Paralympics Games Wednesday as the member of the U.S. men's 4x100m relay team.
The Athens native was one of five athletes vying for four spots on the team. The relay final will take place on Wednesday between at 5:07 p.m. - 5:14 p.m. EST.
On Friday, Wallace will compete in the qualifying round of the men's 400m at 4:20 p.m. EST. If he qualifies, the finals will take place on Saturday at 4:36 p.m. EST. Wallace is competing in the T44 classification which is for athletes with a single below knee amputation or athletes who can walk with moderately reduced function in one or both legs.
All events can be viewed live on www.paralympic.org. A schedule of the live streaming can be found here: http://www.paralympic.org/Events/London2012/Schedule.
Jarryd is the son of Jeff and Sabina Wallace. Jeff is the head women's tennis coach at UGA while Sabina is a former All-SEC distance runner for the Bulldogs.
For more on Jarryd Wallace, check out this feature on georgiadogs.com: http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/101111aaa.html and his website at www.aleginfaith.com.