Two athletes from Idaho universities ended their Olympic Games competitions in hurdles events Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A former NCAA champion from Boise State will compete in five events Wednesday — and five Thursday.
▪ Cape Verde’s Jordin Andrade (Boise State) reached the semifinals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles. The 2015 NCAA runner-up, who advanced Monday after a successful appeal of a disqualification, placed sixth in Semifinal 2 and 16th overall in 49.32 seconds. Boniface Mucheru of Kenya was the last qualifier for the finals in 48.85.
▪ Canada’s Angela Whyte (University of Idaho), left, finished 30th overall in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 13.09. Whyte, 36, made her third Olympic appearance (2004, ’08) and placed sixth in Heat 3.
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2012 NCAA champion Kurt Felix (Boise State) will represent Grenada in the decathlon. He starts at 6:30 a.m. with the first 100-meter heat and follows with the long jump (7:35 a.m.), shot put (9:15 a.m.), high jump (2:45 p.m.) and 400 meters (Heat 2, 6:28 p.m.).