Reigning Olympic Champion and Bruin alum Dawn Harper has advanced to the semifinal round of the 100m hurdles at the World Championships in Berlin. Harper posted the third-fastest time of the day and won her heat with a mark of 12.70.
Reigning world champion Michelle Perry has been fighting through an injury and did not advance out of the prelim rounds of the high hurdles. Bruin alum Sheena (Johnson) Tosta did not advance out of her round of the 400m hurdles, finishing sixth in her heat (56.31).
Several athletes coached by women's volunteer coach Bobby Kersee faired well on Tuesday as Virginia Powell advanced to the 100m hurdles semifinal and Shawn Crawford advanced to the men's 200m final. Kerron Clement won the men's 400m hurdles crown in a world-leading time of 47.91.