Boise State

Former Boise State track athlete fifth in 100 meters at Paralympics

Roderick Townsend-Roberts took fifth place in the 100-meter final Sunday morning at the Paralympic Games.

Representing the United States, Townsend-Roberts clocked 11.08 seconds — 0.29 seconds shy of the podium.

The time was the second-fastest time of his career, as he ran his personal best (11.07) Saturday in the opening round.

Brazil’s Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos broke the world record at 10.57 to take gold.

Townsend-Roberts will compete in the long jump at 3:32 p.m. MT Wednesday and the high jump at 3:18 p.m. Friday.