Ex-Horns compete at track worlds
Gordon 10th in 400 meters; Crouser is sixth in shot put.
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