Jones Qualifies For 400m Finals At USA Junior Nationals

RESULTS  I  USA TRACK AND FIELD  I  VIDEO OF JONES’ RACE

DES MOINES – University at Albany freshman Taariq Jones placed fifth in the 400m dash Friday afternoon at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships. Jones ran his second-best personal time, 47.59, qualifying for Saturday’s championship to be held at 3:25 p.m. ET at Drake Stadium.

Teammate Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong also competed Friday, placing seventh with a time of 53.19 in the 400m hurdles.

On the women’s side, Aderinsola Ajala also contended in the 400m hurdles, recording a time of 1:08.60, finishing in 29th place.

The USA Junior Championships feature athletes between 16 and 19 years of age and serve as the selection for the Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia in August. The top two finishers with a world standard in each event are invited to compete as members of Team USA.

USATF.TV Webcasting Schedule
2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships
All times Eastern
June 22nd, 7:30am to 7pm (Only field events from 4-7pm)
June 23rd, 8am to 6pm (Only field events from 3-6pm)

Television Broadcasting Schedule
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
All times Eastern. Check Local Listings.
June 22, LIVE 4-5 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 5-7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network
June 23, 2-3 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 3-4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, LIVE 4-6 p.m. on NBC