Houston T&F Set for International Competition (Burrell wins gold in 4x100; Montgomery wins gold in 4x400)
Jordan began competition at 2:35 a.m. CT, in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles. Running in the third heat, Jordan crossed the finish line in 51.75 to finish third in his race and earn an automatic-qualifying position in the semifinals.
Jordan, who posted the 13th-overall time in the prelims, will compete in the semifinals at 11:28 a.m. CT, Friday.
Damn, Quivell ran the 6th fastest time, but doesn’t get to move through. Good showing though for the youngster.
Holy crap…Cam chased about 4-5 guys down on the anchor!!!
Wow. That was amazing.
Burrell ran the final leg of a team consisting of Jeff Demps, Kendall Williams and Obi Igbokwe that combined to pass the baton one lap around the track in 38.42. Team USA crossed the line just one-tenth of a second ahead of Jamaica (38.52), who edged out South Africa (38.53) for silver.
With the victory in the 4x100-meter relay, Burrell and Team USA picked up eight points towards the overall team standing. Through the first day of competition, the United States leads the Athletics World Cup with 109 points, while France sits second with 85 points and Poland and Jamaica are tied for third with 77 points.
Montgomery ran the final leg of a team that consisted of Nathan Strother, Obi Igbokwe and Paul Dedewo, crossing the line in 2:59.78 to take the gold. Montgomery split 45.30 on the final lap, helping the squad finish three seconds in front of second-place Poland, who edged Germany for the silver.