The lone Ivy competitor on Day 2 of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore. will race another race. Cornell rising sophomore Jordan Sherwood, racing for Team Canada, qualified for the semifinals of the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 53.04 under rainy conditions. Sherwood finished 3rd in his heat, behind Japan’s Yusuke Sakanashi and Okeen Williams of Jamaica. Only the top two finishers in each heat received automatic qualifiers so Sherwood had to wait to see if his time held up. He advanced with the 23rd fastest time of the day. Sherwood’s personal best is 52.22, which he ran when he finished 3rd at Outdoor Heps in May.
There will be a lot of Ivy action today in Eugene in the field and hurdle events. Beginning at 1pm EST, Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu (wearing Team Nigeria green) will compete in the women’s discus throw qualifying rounds.
Cornell’s Grant Sisserson will be competing in the men’s pole vault qualifying round at 1:25pm EST. CORRECTION: Grant Sisserson was originally listed on the provisional entry lists, but was not included in the official start lists at the time the event started. Ivies will be in back-to-back action in the 400m hurdles – Sherwood will be running the semifinal round at 3:20pm EST, followed by Harvard’s Jade Miller in the preliminary round in the women’s 400m hurdles at 3:45pm EST.
Live results are available at IAAF’s event website. If you want to watch the meet, USATF.tv will be streaming the meet for free, beginning at 1pm EST. There are plenty of great albums and photos from the meet on the internet, including the official meet facebook page and from Zimbio. Spread the word.
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