EUGENE, Ore. – Former University of Iowa track and field All-American Jamal Britt clocked the No. 5 time in the world this year (13.09) in the 110-meter hurdles final at the USATF Championships at Hayward Field on Sunday afternoon.
Britt finished fourth in a final that will likely be largely replicated at the World Championships in July. He was edged by world-leader Devon Allen by .003 seconds for the final spot on the U.S. Team. Seven of the top-nine performers in the world this year in the 110-meter hurdles are Americans, including the entire top five.
Earlier in the morning, Britt advanced to the final fifth-fastest overall (13.25). Fellow former Hawkeye Aaron Mallett missed the final by .002 seconds and finished ninth. Senior Josh Braverman backed up his No. 3 time in program history he clocked in round one (13.41) with a 13.43 race in the semifinal where he finished 10th.
Running in his 16th U.S. final, 2012 NCAA 800-meter runner up Erik Sowinski finished seventh (1:46.01). 2019 200-meter World silver medalist Brittany Brown advanced from the semifinals to the final fourth-fastest overall (22.16). Brown finished fifth in the final (22.22), coming up a couple spots shy of a World Championships berth.
Junior James Carter, Jr. followed up his lifetime-best 8.00-meter long jump with a 15th-place finish in the triple jump (15.80m / 51’10”).
At the Jamaican U20 Championships, freshman Kalil Johnson competed in the 110-meter hurdles (39”) Saturday and qualified for the final second-fastest overall (13.57). Johnson ran in the final Sunday, finishing fifth (13.77).
On Friday, 2019 NCAA discus champion Laulauga Tausaga-Collins advanced to the World Championships with a runner-up finish in the discus. Her second-place finish secured her a spot representing the United States for the second time in her career. Tausaga-Collins also represented the United States at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where she finished 12th. She will compete at the World Championships back in Eugene slated for July 15-24.