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Nick Anderson to compete at World Junior Championships, will represent Team USA


 
Nick Anderson will trade in his Kentucky uniform for that of Team USA when he competes at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships at Oregon’s Hayward Field this week.
 
The United States is hosting an IAAF International Competition for the first time ever, and the World Junior Championships are also the first international athletics competition to take place on home soil since the 1996 Olympics.
 

Nick Anderson (Photo provided)

Nick Anderson (Photo provided)

The 16th IAAF World Junior Championships will feature 177 member federations and the 1,758 junior athletes, ages 16-19, and run from July 22 through 27.
 
Anderson, a freshman, earned his spot on Team USA by winning the USATF Junior Championships in the 110-meter hurdles two weeks ago.
 
He will begin competition in the preliminary round on Tuesday at approximately 2:12 p.m. running in the third of seven heats. The first three finishers from each heat and the next three fastest times overall will advance to Wednesday’s semifinal round.
 
Anderson was first across the line in 13.37 seconds (+1.7 wind), a personal best running over 39-inch hurdles (which are three inches shorter than those used in NCAA and senior-level competition) at the USATF Junior Championships. His time was the seventh fastest by an under-20 competitor in the world this year, and the fastest among American juniors.
 
Anderson concluded his collegiate season strong with a fourth place finish at the Southeastern Conference Championships. He also qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
 
Broadcast coverage:
 
Universal Sports will carry blanket coverage of World Juniors both on-air and online via Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com. USATF.tv will also carry the live webcast during this window, which includes morning sessions July 22 through 25, and afternoon sessions July 23 through 25. World Juniors action resumes on the weekend with only afternoon sessions also broadcast live on Universal Sports and streaming here.
 
For more broadcast information, click here.
 
From UK Athletics


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