SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Both current and former Oregon track and field athletes were in action, Saturday at the USATF Championships.
Berry, who is coming off a close runner-up finish at the NCAA championships, finished sixth in the men’s 400 final with a time of 45.12. Phyllis Francis, who had originally finished fourth in the women’s 400 final, was later disqualified for a lane violation.
Devon Allen cruised to a win in his heat of the first round of the men’s 110 hurdles. Allen got out of the blocks quickly to lead the pack from early on, before easing up after the final hurdle, not needing the kind of late burst to the finish line which helped him win an NCAA Championship in the event.
Former Duck Brittany Henry took fifth in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 226-1 (68.93) while AJ Acosta finished sixth in the men’s 1,500 with a time of 3:39.97.
At the Canadian National Championships Annie Leblanc advanced to the finals of the women’s 800. Leblanc finished fourth in her heat with a time of 2:06.60.
Allen will join Laura Roesler in competition on the final day of the event. Allen’s semifinal round will be televised on Universal Sports, while the final, along with Roesler’s 800-meter final, will be broadcast on NBC.