Felix and Andrade Set for Worlds
Aug. 4, 2017

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Two Boise State track and field alums –Kurt Felix and Jordin Andrade – will take part in the 2017 IAAF World Championships from Aug. 4-13 in London, England. Felix will compete in the decathlon and don the green, red and gold of Grenada while Andrade will represent Cape Verde and run in the 400m hurdles.

Andrade will compete first with the opening round of the 400m hurdles set for Aug. 6 at 4:05 a.m. (MT), while Felix will wait until Aug. 11 and 12 for the decathlon.

WATCH: The meet will be streamed in the United States on a combination of NBC, NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel. Click on each channel for separate broadcast schedules.

LIVE RESULTS: Live results will be available. Other information on the championships can be found on the meet homepage.

KURT FELIX: Now one of the top decathletes in the world at the prime age of 29, Felix will be attempting to reach the podium in what will be his third-career appearance at the world championships (also competed in 2013 and 2015). A two-time Olympian who most recently took ninth in 2016 (8,323 points), the Grenadian is seeded sixth entering next week’s decathlon.

He recently enjoyed a career-best performance in Germany a month ago, recording 8,509 points. Felix has logged personal records in three events within the last year, as well, excelling in the shot put (15.31m), discus (50.82m) and javelin (72.80m).

JORDIN ANDRADE: A rising talent on the international stage in the 400m hurdles, Andrade gained valuable experience at the 2016 Olympic Games where he represented Cape Verde and took 16th place. He clocked a 49.32 in the semifinal, marking the first time a Cape Verdean has ever reached a semifinal round at an Olympic Games.

His 2017 season-best time of 49.52 came a few weeks ago in Switzerland. His PR of 49.24 came in the best performance of his collegiate career – the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships where he earned runner-up honors.

2016 OLYMPICS Q&A: Broncosports.com caught up with Felix and Andrade after their experience at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read the Q&A here.


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