Three Arizona Wildcats track and field athletes are competing at the USA Outdoor Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The meet is being held at Hayward Field, and the IAAF World Junior Championships will be held at the same venue July 22-27.
Sophomore-to-be Miles Parish’s time of 47.03 seconds Saturday in the 400-meter sprint was good for second place in Heat 1 and fourth place overall in the preliminary round. Parish earned a spot in today’s final at 4 p.m.
Incoming freshman Tiana Bonds competed in the 400-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday. Bonds clocked a time of 59.45 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, the fifth-best time overall and good for a spot in the final today at 5:10 p.m.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Bonds clocked a time of 13.70 and finished in sixth overall. She will compete in today’s final at 4:15 p.m.
In the men’s long jump competition, sophomore-to-be Avery Mickens had a mark of 24 feet 7 inches and finished in sixth place overall. Mickens’ best mark came on his first try. He earned a third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships this past year.
Former Wildcats Lawi Lalang and Brigetta Barrett competed Saturday at the Paris Diamond League meeting in Paris.
Lalang clocked a season-best time of 13:03.85 in the men’s 5K and earned a sixth-place finish overall. That is the second-best time of his career.
Barrett cleared 6 feet 2½ inches in the women’s high jump and earned a ninth-place finish overall.
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Harper-Nelson stars in Paris
PARIS — Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States ran a year-leading 12.44 seconds to win the 100-meter hurdles at the Paris Diamond League meeting Saturday, and Hansle Parchment of Jamaica set the fastest time in the 110 hurdles this season.
Harper-Nelson edged Queen Harrison by 0.02 of a second to better Brianna Rollins’ time of 12.53 set in Rome last month. Olympic champion Sally Pearson had a good start but faded after the halfway point to finish sixth in her return from a hamstring strain.
Parchment ran 12.94 to stun world champion David Oliver and Olympic runner-up Jason Richardson. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, who won in Lausanne on Thursday, wound up second in 13.05.
“I was not thinking to run that fast today,” Parchment said. “Now, I have the feeling I can run even faster. I made some mistakes . I need to improve my technique and keep winning.”
Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400 in 50.10.
“After three races in the U.S. I felt jet-lagged,” Richards-Ross said. “Body was tired, little flat, but the win matters.”
Michael Rodgers took the 100 in 10.00. Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell pulled out of the meet because of injury.
Browns’ Gordon charged with DWI
RALEIGH, N.C. — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh on Saturday, bringing the troubled Pro Bowler’s already cloudy future into more doubt.
Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
The police report on Gordon’s arrest wasn’t finished, so Sughrue didn’t know what type of vehicle Gordon was driving or what led the officer to suspect he had been drinking.
Gordon was released on bail. Court records did not list an attorney.
The 23-year-old wide receiver has been in trouble before off the field. He was suspended two games last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy but still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving.
Gordon reportedly failed another drug test during the offseason, which could lead to a season-long ban. In May, he was ticketed for speeding, and a passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession. He pleaded not guilty and has a hearing in the case scheduled for Friday. Gordon was at he team’s recent mini-camp but has declined interviews.
- The Falcons placed receiver Drew Davis on the physically unable to perform list for training camp after recent foot surgery.
Coach Mike Smith said that Davis, a three-year veteran, “felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp” last month and has undergone surgery.
Davis caught 16 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns last season. He is not expected to return to the field for six weeks.