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UKTF Alumna Kendra Harrison Fourth in World 100H Final

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Kentucky alumna Kendra Harrison missed out on a medal by .02 seconds, placing fourth in 12.74 (+0.1) IAAF World Championships final in the 100-meter hurdles at London Stadium on Friday.

“Sometimes at these Championships it’s not about going out there and running fast it’s about just executing your race and I didn’t do that,” Harrison said. “I had a few nicks (of hurdles) and I tried to get back into it.

“This is my first time making the final ever so to get fourth, it’s bittersweet right now.”


Running in lane three, directly to the left of eventual race winner and 2012 Olympic Champion Sally Pearson (Australia), Harrison got out of the blocks relatively well, but began clipping hurdles at the third barrier and couldn’t match the momentum of the eventual medalists.

“I’m a fighter and this is only going to make me train even harder,” the United States Champion Harrison said. ““I think [the hurdle I hit] was probably third or fourth one. You can tell.”

At the semifinal stage of the last IAAF World Championships in Beijing 2015, Harrison was disqualified for a false start. She placed eighth in the final at the 2016 World Indoor Championships after hitting a hurdle early on.

She famously placed sixth at the United States Olympic Trials last summer, missing a spot on Team USATF for the Rio Games weeks after breaking the American record at the same track in Oregon. Harrison followed up the trials disappointment by breaking the world record running a time of 12.20 at the Diamond League Anniversary Games inside London Stadium two weeks later.

UKTF Results/ Timetable – 2017 IAAF World Championships: London

Event

UK entry/attachment

Friday, August 4

Men’s Discus qualification

20. Andrew Evans (U.S.): 201'1"/61.32m

Sunday, August 6

Men’s 110H heats

2. (Omar McLeod – Volunteer assistant coach/Arkansas alum [Jamaica]): 13.23Q (-1.2)

Men’s Marathon

67. Luis Orta (Venezuela): 2:33.42

Women’s Marathon

DNF: Hiruni Wijuayaratne (Sri Lanka)

Men’s 110H Semifinals

1. McLeod: 13.10Q (+0.2)

Monday, August 7

Women’s 400H Heats

 3. (Kori Carter -- Volunteer assistant coach/Stanford alum [U.S.]): 54.99Q

17. Leah Nugent (Jamaica): 56.16q

Men’s 110H Final

1. Omar McLeod (Jamaica – UA alum): 13.04 (0.0) | World Champion

Tuesday, August 8

Women’s 200m heats 
Seven heats | First 3 in each heat (Q), next 3 fastest (q)

35. Kayelle Clarke: 23.75 (-0.1)

400m Hurdles semifinals
Three heats | Top 2 in each heat (Q), next fastest (q)

4. Kori Carter (U.S – SU alum): 54.92Q

14. Leah Nugent: 56.19

Wednesday, August 9

Women’s Long Jump qualification
Automatic qualifying mark: 21’11.75”/6.70m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q)

21. Sha’Keela Saunders (U.S.): 20'9"/6.32m

Thursday, August 10

Women’s 400m hurdles final

1. Kori Carter (U.S. | Stanford alumna): 53.07 – World Champion

Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats
Five heats | First four in each heat (Q) next four fastest times (q)

1. Kendra Harrison (U.S. – UK Class of 2015): 12.60Q (-0.6)

Women’s 100m Hurdles Semifinals

8. Harrison: 12.86q (+0.2)

Saturday, August 12

Women’s 100m Hurdles Final

4. Kendra Harrison (U.S. – UK Class of 2015): 12.74 (+0.1)

 

Broadcast Listings – 2017 IAAF World Championships: London

Date

Channel

Event

Start (ET)

End (ET)

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

50km Race Walk: Day 10

3:45 AM

8:05 AM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

20km Race Walk: Day 10

8:20 AM

11:55 AM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

NBC Feed: Day 10

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC

Day 10 - Evening Session

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

High Jump: Day 10

3:00 PM

4:50 PM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

Discus: Day 10

3:10 PM

4:20 PM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

NBC Sports Gold

Track Events: Day 10

3:35 PM

5:20 PM

Live

Sunday, Aug. 13

Olympic Channel

Day 10 - Evening Session

8:00 PM

10:00 PM

Tape Delay

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