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Boise State’s Andrade, Idaho’s Whyte eliminated from Olympics

Canada’s Angela Whyte competes in a women’s 100-meter hurdles heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
Canada’s Angela Whyte competes in a women’s 100-meter hurdles heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. The Associated Press

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.

TUESDAY

▪ 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.

WEDNESDAY

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.).

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