Former Tiger scores gold at Goodwill Games

Former LSU track and field great Derrick Brew earned his second major gold medal of the summer on Friday, as he helped the United States to victory in the 4x400-meter relay at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.

Brew teamed with Leonard Byrd, Antonio Pettigrew and 200 and 400-meter world record-holder Michael Johnson, who put an exclamation point on his career with one final gold medal. The race was the last competitive relay of Johnson's illustrious career, as he announced his retirement following an exhibition in Japan later this month.

Brew ran the opening leg and got the United States squad out to the lead, as Johnson powered them home on the anchor leg to victory in a time of 3:00.52.

The gold medal by Brew caps a tremendous summer in which the former SEC champion helped the United States to the gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the World Championships and finished ranked in the top 10 in the world in the 400-meter dash for the fourth consecutive year.

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