Wulff finishes 11th in the 200 at U23 European Championships

ESPOO, Finland—Simon Wulff capped off the summer season with an 11th-place finish in the 200-meters at the U23 European Championships, narrowly missing out on advancing to finals Sunday at Leppävaara Stadium. 

Wulff’s time of 21.43 in the semifinals fell .06 seconds short of advancing to the finals, which took the top eight in the event. 

The gold medal went to Israel’s Blessing Akwasi Afrifah, who ran a blistering 20.67, narrowly beating out Raphael Boujo of the Netherlands, who ran a 20.68. 

Switzerland’s Timothé Mumenthaler captured the bronze medal with a time of 20.85. 

Italy’s Marco Ricci (20.96) and Greece’s Ioannis Kariofyllis (20.98) rounded out the top five in the men’s 200. 

Germany, which Wulff is representing, is currently fifth in the medal count with eight earned. Great Britain and France lead the way with 13 each. 

The meet closes the book on the summer season, an impressive one for all NSU athletes, which saw the women’s team earning its first ever indoor title and the men and women also earning a trio of third-place finishes. 

In the summer, Djimon Gumbs picked up right where he left off from his record-breaking junior season at Northwestern State, posting a toss of 19.0 meters in the shot put, which earned him a bronze medal.