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Cali, Colombia – University of Cincinnati Track and Fields Steven McElroy Cali 22 is set to compete at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships starting Tuesday in Cali, Colombia.
“I’ve always dreamed of representing Team USA at this level,” McElroy said. “It’s surreal and such a blessing to have the chance to compete against the best in Colombia this week.”
The World Athletics U20 Championships is a biennial international competition that provides the world with an opportunity to see the future stars of the sport emerge on the global stage. This year’s event will host over 1500 U20 athletes at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium from Monday to Saturday, August 1-6.
McElroy will run in the first round of the 400 meters on Tuesday, August 2 at 11:25 a.m. ET. The first three finishers in each heat and the next three fastest times who aren’t in their respective top three will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday at 6:25 p.m. ET. The top two finishers from each heat and the next two-time qualifiers will take the field for the finals at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. Based on his finish in Eugene, McElroy will also compete in the first round of the men’s 4x400m relay on Friday at 12:15 p.m. ET.
Live streaming will be available on World Athletics’ YouTube and Facebook channels while select events will be broadcast on CNBC.
The Pickerington, Ohio native clocked a meet-record time of 44.93 seconds at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships to advance to the World Athletics U20 Championships. The school record holder has jumped from 47.86 to 44.93 during this season. As a freshman, McElroy won the 400-meter title at both the American Athletic Conference indoor and outdoor championships, qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
“This past season has prepared me to compete in these top bouts,” he said. “Once I arrived in Eugene for the second time in July for the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships, I relied on the coach’s expertise. Nadine Faustin-Parker And the experiences I had at the AAC Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Championships were to get used to and do the same for the next week at my best. ,
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