Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jeshua Anderson gets fifth in 400h at USA nationals; Ginnie Powell Crawford fourth in 100 hurdles...

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Washington State's Jeshua Anderson (left/photo by Mike Scott) finished fifth in the men's 400m hurdles final Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., ran a time of 49.14 seconds. Bershawn Jackson (Nike) won the final with a time of 47.32, while collegiate rival Johnny Dutch (South Carolina), who thwarted Anderson's three-peat bid at the NCAA championships in Eugene two weeks ago, placed second with a personal-record time of 47.63.

Michael Tinsley (adidas) was third in 48.72 and Justin Gaymon (Nike) was fourth in a time of 48.85.

In other action at the USA nationals, former Rainier Beach HS standout and national champion Ginnie Powell Crawford finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in 12.90, as hometown favorite Lolo Jones took the victory in 12.69.

Recent Washington state 3A champ Michael Berry from Rainier Beach HS finished fourth in the junior men's 400, running a personal best 46.39. Berry, competing for Seatown Express, will most likely be on Team USA's pool in the 4 x 400 meter relay for next month's IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships in Moncton, Canada.

In the final day of competition at the national championships, Washington State senior Trent Arrivey will compete in the men's high jump. A trio of Washington alums--Aretha Thurmond (discus), Norris Frederick (long jump), and Ryan Brown (800 meters) will also be in action at Drake Stadium.

Sunday, the coverage will be on ESPN from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific and from noon to 1 p.m. on NBC.

Streaming video of the USA Championships will also be available via our media partner for races that are not on the television schedule.

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