Los Angeles, Calif. Penn Junior Courtney Jaworski and former track standout Sam Burley, C’03 had strong performances in the semifinals of the 800m run at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening.
Jaworski finished eighth in the first heat of the 800m semifinal crossing the finish line in a time of 1:50.66. Burley placed sixth in his heat with a time of 1:49.77.The two half-milers did not make the cut asonly the top-four in each heat and the next fastest time advanced to the finals on Sunday.
Jaworski had a very successful junior campaign in 2005. He won the indoor and outdoor 800m Heptagonal Championships and placed seventh in that event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships earning All-America honors.
Quakers freshman Mike Hall will compete in the decathlon at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday.
Written by Heather Palmer