HOUSTON – The Houston Track & Field program made plenty of noise this year on the collegiate landscape and now has the opportunity to increase the volume on the international level as freshman Quivell Jordan earned a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World U20 Championships.
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The DeSoto, Texas, native claimed his spot by grabbing silver in the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the USATF 2018 Junior Outdoor Championships with a personal-best time of 50.21. The top-two finishers in the event booked a berth in the IAAF World U20 Championships to be held July 10-15 in Tampere, Finland.
Jordan’s time trailed only the 49.71 of Florida’s Cory Poole, and moves the first-year Cougar to No. 7 on the 2018 World U20 rankings in the event. Jordan advanced to Saturday’s final after clocking the second-fastest time in Friday’s prelims, 51.53.
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 then-PR of 50.44 to book his trip to Indiana.
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