Boise State hurdler reaches semifinals at U.S. track and field championships


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jordin Andrade finished fourth in a men's 400-meter hurdles heat and qualified for Saturday's semifinals in the USA Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium.

Andrade, who redshirted this college season, ran a 51.56-second heat to qualify 14th of 16 semifinalists. He will compete at 2:29 p.m. MDT, and fellow Bronco Hayli Bozarth will participate in the first flight of the women's hammer throw at noon. BSU's Emma Bates, who finished sixth in the women's 10,000 on Thursday, was scratched from Friday's 5,000.

NAIA national champion Hillary Holt (College of Idaho, Mountain View High) failed to qualify for the women's 1,500 final after placing 10th in her preliminary and 20th overall in 4 minutes, 16.30 seconds, about 5 seconds out of a qualifying spot. Tyler Curtis (Caldwell High, Colorado School of Mines) was eighth in his men's 3,000 steeplechase heat (16th overall), finishing in 9:04.67.

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