Andrade Takes 16th in Rio
Aug. 16, 2016

400m Hurdles Results

Jordin Andrade clocked a 49.32 in the semifinal of the 400m hurdles Tuesday night at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, good for 16th place at the conclusion of the semifinal round. Andrade competing in Tuesday’s semifinal marked the first time a Cape Verdean has ever reached a semifinal round at an Olympic Games.

Just .08 off his personal best time of 49.24, Andrade ran a steady race out of lane one. He paced himself nicely over the course of the first 300 meters, and showed a nice burst coming down the final straightaway.

The historic Olympic finish comes at the heels of what was a successful Boise State career for Andrade. He was runner up in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 NCAA Track and Field Championships, good for the best NCAA finish, indoors or outdoors, for a male Bronco in a track event in school history.

The performance at NCAA’s earned Andrade first-team All-America honors two years after qualifying for nationals in the same event for the first time in 2013. Andrade was also a two-time Mountain West 400-meter hurdles champion (2013, 2015), in addition to a 4x400 relay outdoor conference title in 2013, and titles in the 400 meters and the 4x400 relay at the 2013 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Fellow Bronco track and field alum Kurt Felix will begin competition tomorrow morning in the men’s decathlon. Representing Grenada, Felix will start with the 100m at 6:30 a.m. (MT). Tomorrow’s first half of the decathlon will feature the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m.

To watch Felix compete, click HERE. For a full decathlon schedule, click HERE.

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