Braverman, Britt, Mallett, Brown All Advance to USATF Semis

EUGENE, Ore. – University of Iowa track and field senior Josh Braverman clocked the No. 3 time in program history (13.41) during the first round of the 110-meter hurdles at the USATF Championships at Hayward Field on Saturday afternoon. He was joined by a pair of former Hawkeye All-American hurdlers (Jamal Britt, Aaron Mallett), all advancing to Sunday’s semifinals.

Braverman’s No. 3 time put him right in the middle of the two Hawkeye pros who advanced to the semifinals with him. Aaron Mallett is No. 2 on Iowa’s all-time list (13.24) and Jamal Britt is now No. 4 (13.45). The trio of Britt (13.33), Braverman (13.41) and Mallett (13.51) qualified seventh, eighth and 11th-fastest, respectively. All three will compete in the 110-meter hurdles semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m. (CT).

World 200-meter silver medalist and former Hawkeye All-American Brittany Brown advanced to the 200-meter semifinals with a third-place finish in her heat (22.90 Q). Three-time All-American sophomore LaSarah Hargrove finished 23rd (23.47) to conclude her breakout season in which she took down Brown’s 100-meter school record. Brown will run in the 200-meter semifinals at 1:45 p.m. (CT).

Other Hawkeyes in action on Sunday include junior James Carter, Jr. in triple jump (1:15 p.m. CT) and 2012 NCAA 800-meter runner up Erik Sowinski in the 800-meter final (3:04 p.m. CT).