LONDON - University at Albany alumna Grace Claxton placed 20th overall in the preliminary round of the women’s 400m hurdles Monday at the IAAF World Championships. Claxton qualified for the semifinals with a time of 56.35.
The top four in each heat plus the next four fastest times qualified for the semifinals. Two of the four non-automatic qualifiers came out of Claxton’s heat.
Claxton, who competed in the last of five heats, placed fourth in her heat, earning the final automatic qualifying spot. The top overall qualifier was American Delilah Muhammad, who finished in 54.59, leading a group of four Americans to make the semifinals
The semifinals are scheduled for tomorrow, August 8 at 3:35 p.m. Eastern.