Thompson Wraps Up Sophomore Season With Lifetime-Best Run

June 25, 2011

Turquoise Thompson, the 2011 NCAA runner-up in the intermediate hurdles, concluded her sophomore season on Saturday with an impressive performance at the USATF Senior National Championships in Eugene, OR.

Thompson, who was competing in her first senior final, was running out of lane two and sneaked into fourth-place with a strong push to the finish as she clocked a new lifetime-best of 55.53. She was just one place shy of qualifying for the World Championship team and improved upon her previous lifetime-best of 55.84.

Also on Saturday, the 2008 Olympic 100m hurdles champion, Dawn Harper, advanced to the semifinal round of the hurdles after finished third in heat two to pick up an automatic qualifying spot. Her time of 12.80 was eighth overall on the day. The semis (12:45 pm) and final (2:37 pm) will be held on Sunday.

In the hammer competition, alum Jessica Cosby captured her fourth USATF crown with a winning mark of 234-0. She won the event on her third attempt during the competition and never relinquished her lead. With the win, Cosby punches her ticket to the IAAF World Championships which are August 27 through September 4 in Daegu, Korea.

In the junior high jump, Alexis Walker failed to clear the opening height of 5-6.50.

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