UH sprinter advances to Junior World Championship semis
In the first round of the IAAF World Championships Tuesday, Errol Nolan breezed by the competition with the fastest time among 35 other runners. Clocking a 46.67 second split in the 400-meter dash, he qualified for the semifinals
To win the event Nolan said he hopes to use his energy wisely. After the race he said he felt good, but had to exert an extra amount of energy because the first 250 meters were run at a more competitive pace.
Nolan’s main competition is Kirani James of Grenada. James finished fourth among all runners but won his heat, advancing with a 47.12 second split. Nolan’s American teammate Joshua Mance from the University of Southern California also advanced, finishing in 47.29 seconds.
The 400-meter semifinals will take place at approximately 5 p.m. CST today, and the finals will be Thursday. The IAAF Junior World Championships in Moncton, Canada will wrap up Sunday,
Check in for more updates on Nolan’s quest to become the 400-meter Junior World champion.