Coming in fifth place in the 400-meter final at the Olympics had to be somewhat of a disappointment for Dee Dee Trotter, a senior at The University of Tennessee.
But spending two weeks in Greece had to be better than being stuck in class in Knoxville.
Trotter finished the women's 400m in an even 50.00 seconds. The Bahamas' Tonique Williams-Darling won the gold medal with a 49.41 clocking.
The Decatur, Ga., native was second among Americans behind Monique Hennigan, who finished in fourth.
Trotter is the only current UT student competing in the Olympic Games. She is also the first Lady Vol to compete in the Olympics since 1984.
Her trip is not over yet, though. Trotter is slated to compete in the women's 4x400 relay, with both the preliminaries and the finals slated for Friday.
Fifth-place finish in women's 400 for Vol's Trotter
Published: Wed Aug 25, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:18 p.m.