Jordan will compete in his signature race, the 400-meter hurdles, where he will be in action in the first round on at 4:40 p.m. CST, Friday. Qualifiers from the first round will advance to the final at 5 p.m. CST, Saturday, with the top-2 from 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, earning Third-Team All-American Athletic Conference honors in the process. Jordan’s ran 51.11 for the second time at the championship meet to punch a ticket to the NCAA West Preliminary rounds.
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.
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.