SACRAMENTO – Junior sprinter Eli Hall became the second Houston Cougar Track & Field student-athlete to book an individual berth in the IAAF World Championships with a bronze finish at the USATF National Championships on Sunday.
Hall opened his competition by running 20.60 in the prelims of the 200-meter dash on Saturday to book a spot in Sunday’s semifinal race. In the second round, Hall posted the third-fastest time with a 20.50 to earn a chance to compete for a trip to the world championships.
Hall drew lane eight for the final race and crossed the line third in 20.21 while running into a 2.3 m/s headwind. With the finish, Hall moves on to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships from August 5-13 in London, England.
Sophomore sprinter Mario Burke continued his impressive run at the Barbados National Championships. Just one day after winning the Barbados championship in the 100-meter dash, and booking his spot at the IAAF Championships, Burke was back on the track for the finals of the 200-meter dash. The Bridgetown, Barbados, native crossed the line in 20.60 to take third and earn his second spot on the podium on the weekend.
Sophomore hurdler Amere Lattin was on the track on Sunday for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles in Sacramento. Lattin qualified with a mark of 13.91 in Saturday’s preliminary round and ran 14.06 to finish 15th on Sunday.
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