Sarah Brown had to race to make her race.
Brown, a nine-time All-America in track and field at Tennessee who competed under her maiden name Bowman, is a late addition to the United State team for the World Championships in Moscow.
Brown, who lives in Knoxville, replaces U.S. champion Treniere Moser in the 1,500 meters. Brown had to rush to New York to get her visa approved then catch a flight. She posted the following on her Facebook page Friday: Thanks for the outpour of support during this crazy 24 hours! Sitting at the gate #moscow2013 bound!
Brown finished sixth in the U.S. championships but has a world qualifying time.
UT will have six current or former athletes competing in Moscow.
Former UT standouts Justin Gatlin (100, 4x100 relay) and Aries Merritt (110 hurdles) will represent the U.S.
Rising junior Jamol James (4x100 relay) will represent Trinidad & Tobago.
Two former Lady Vols - Patricia Hall (200) for Jamaica and Jackie Areson (5,000) for Australia - are in Moscow.