Ex-Horns com­pete at track worlds

Gor­don 10th in 400 me­ters; Crouser is sixth in shot put.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - Amer­i­can-States­man staff

Former Texas track stand­out Chrisann Gor­don fin­ished 10th in the 400 me­ters Mon­day at the IAAF World Cham­pi­onships in Lon­don.

Gor­don, who won the women’s 400 ti­tle at the NCAA cham­pi­onships in June, was third in her semi- fi­nal heat with a time of 50.87 sec­onds, com­pet­ing for Ja­maica at the world cham­pi­onships.

Last year she helped Ja­maica to a sil­ver medal in the 1,600 re­lay at the Sum­mer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Her time Mon­day was 0.17 sec­onds short of grab­bing an at-large spot in the fi­nal; she also was 0.27 be­hind sec­ond place in her semi­fi­nal, which would have earned her an au­to­matic bid.

Only one Lo n ghorn will com­pete Tues­day — Michelle Carter in the women’s shot put.

An­other former Texas stand­out, Ryan Crouser, fin­ished sixth in the shot put at the IAAF World Champi- on­ships Sun­day. In his first world cham­pi­onship com- pe­ti­tion, Crouser came up just un­der a foot short of earn­ing a bronze medal. His best at­tempt was 69 feet, 6.75 inches, which was 10.25 inches off of third place.

He’s ranked No. 1 in the world; Sun­day’s win­ning mark was 72-3.50. for go­ing he was

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