A member of Auburn's 2006 NCAA Championship team, Stewart finished her collegiate career with two individual titles in 2007 winning the 60 meters indoors and the 200 meters outdoors.
Stewart's performance makes her the first Auburn female athlete to win an Olympic medal in a track and field event.
Another former Auburn sprinter, Vonette Dixon, ran a time of 12.69 in the opening round of the 100-meter hurdles, which is .01 off the fastest time run so far in the competition. The semi-finals are scheduled for Monday and the finals on Tuesday.
Former high jump world champion Donald Thomas won't have a shot at a medal. Struggling after injuring an ankle earlier this summer, he was eliminated in the qualifying rounds in his event.
Also this weekend, former AU swimmer Mark Gangloff earned a gold medal in the men's 400-meter medley relay by swimming in the qualifying round for the U.S. while current AU swimmer Matt Targett helped Australia to a silver medal in the same event. Margaret Hoelzer picked up her third medal with a silver as a member of the U.S. women's 400 medley relay team by swimming in a qualifying round.
A compete list of the medals won by Auburn athletes so far at the 2008 Summer Olympics includes:
Kirsty Coventry--Silver, 400 Individual Medley
Fred Bousquet--Silver, 4x100 Freestyle Relay
Matt Targett--Bronze, 4x100 Freestyle Relay
Kirsty Coventry--Silver, 100 backstroke
Margaret Hoelzer--Bronze, 100 backstroke
Glenn Eller--Gold, Men's double trap, shooting
Kirsty Coventry--Silver, 200 individual medley
Cesar Cielo--Bronze, 100 freestyle
Kirsty Coventry--Gold, 200 backstroke (World Record)
Margaret Hoelzer--Silver, 200 backstroke
Cesar Cielo--Gold, 50 freestyle
Margaret Hoelzer--Silver, 400 medley relay
Mark Gangloff--Gold, 400 medley relay
Matt Targett--Silver, 400 medley relay
Kerron Stewart--Silver, 100 dash