New Orleans, Louisiana 2022-06-25 18:26:00 –
LSU hurdle Aria Armstrong is accustomed to setting personal record times for this outdoor season.
She posted two in the USA Championship within 24 hours on Friday night and Saturday at the 100m hurdles, the second being the most satisfying.
Armstrong finished third in the 100 Hurdling Finals in Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, and won a 12.47 second PR for the US team at the World Championships in Eugene, July 15-24.
Armstrong became the third athlete to form a U.S. team in relation to the LSU after Array Hobbes took second place in the women’s 100 meters and Raybon Gray won the men’s long jump title late Friday night. ..
Armstrong, a sophomore in New Orleans, set a time of 12.47 seconds after passing the semi-finals in the final on Saturday in 12.68 seconds.
She also set a career best time of 12.51 seconds in the first round of Friday night. This was after the 2021 PR was lowered from 12.65 to 12.61 and 12.55.
“I wanted more than ever,” Armstrong said in a post-race interview with NBC. “I’m young and inexperienced (compared to her competition), so I just put everything there.”
Kendra Harrison won the race in 12.34 seconds and world record holder Araisha Johnson won the next race at 12.35. Former LSU All-American Tonia Marshall was fourth at 12.55.
Vernon Norwood also failed to hit the spot of the US team when he finished fifth in the men’s 400-meter final with a 44.35 second PR.
After advancing on Saturday, the other three LSU-related people continued to look for the World Championship berth.
Shakari Richardson was second in her first round heat of 200 meters with a time of 22.29 seconds, and Eric Edwards Jr. was second in his opening heat of the 110 meters hurdles in 13.29 seconds. And Quincy Downing was third in his semi-finals with a fever of 400 hurdles at 48.86.
Richardson and Edwards are in line with Sunday’s semi-finals, aiming to reach the finals after the four-day tournament is over.
Former Tiger Michael Cherry will also compete in the World Championships after saying goodbye to winning the 2021 Diamond League title at 400 meters.
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