Hurd Shines in High Jump at Junior Nationals|
June 20, 2013
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati freshman Erika Hurd finished second in the high jump Thursday at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships. The Championships are being held in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University and run through June 23.
Hurd, who hails from Manchester, Md., cleared 1.70 and 1.75 meters, each on her first attempt, but was unable to clear the third progression of 1.80 meters. Hurd’s mark of 1.75 meters barely missed tying her personal best of 1.78 meters, which she set at University of South Florida Collegiate Invitational. Hurd also scarcely missed the qualifying mark (1.80 meters) to reach the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships. Rachel Proteau of the Williamette Striders Track Club took first place, clearing the 1.80-meter bar on her first try.
Javette Lee was also in action Thursday. She ran a 14.75 in the preliminary round of the 100-meter hurdles at the 2013 U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships, good for 15th place in the event.
Alyssa McBride and Kenya Woodall begin competition on Friday, June 21. McBride competes in the pole vault finals beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET, while Woodall races in the 400-meter dash preliminaries at 2:55 p.m. ET. The top finisher from each heat plus the next five best times in the 400 race will advance to the finals, which take place Saturday, June 22 at 2:46 p.m. ET.
Terrence Somerville is participating in the senior competition and races in the prelims of the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday, June 22 at 4:10 p.m. ET. Should he advance, he will race in the semis at 3:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 23. The finals will be held at 5:52 p.m. ET on Sunday.