HOUSTON – The June momentum established by the Houston Track & Field program with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships continued Friday as freshman hurdler Quivell Jordan automatically qualified for the finals of the 400-meter hurdles at the USATF 2018 Junior Outdoor Championships.
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The DeSoto, Texas, native clocked the second-fastest time in the event’s prelims, 51.53, trailing only the 51.30 of Florida’s Cory Poole.
Jordan and seven other qualifiers from the first round advanced to Saturday’s 5:10 p.m. CT final with the top-two finishers in the finals booking a berth at the IAAF World U20 Championships to be held July 10-15 in Tampere, Finland.
Jordan put together an impressive freshman campaign which saw him earn a bronze medal in the full-lap hurdle race at The American Outdoor Championships. He ran 51.11 for the second time at the championship meet to punch a ticket to the NCAA West Preliminary rounds.
It was at the NCAA West Regional, where Jordan would earn his USA Juniors qualifying time. In the First Round, he crossed the line in a personal-best 50.44 to book his trip to Indiana.
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