July 24, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes made the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle final by winning his heat of semifinal competition in 50.80 Thursday at Hayward Field.
Holmes got a great start and led through the first 200 meters of the race. He was then overtaken momentarily by Jonas Hanssen of Germany. The first-year BU hurdler kicked well to close out the race and reclaim first. Holmes automatically qualified for Friday's final by running his seventh fastest time of the year. The mark was the third-fastest overall in the semifinal round.
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"It was a solid race and it sets him up great for the final, which will be a great race. It was a much cleaner race today and we'll need the same tomorrow."- assistant coach Jon Capron on Holmes
Holmes will now run in Friday's 400-meter final at 7:35 p.m. (9:35 p.m. CT). Trayvon Bromell is not scheduled to run on the 4x100-meter relay team in the prelims, but he will go for the United States on Saturday evening in the final of that event.
COMPLETE THURSDAY BAYLOR RESULTS
400 Hurdles - Semifinals
7. TJ Holmes (FR) - 50.80Q
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