Cartwright Qualifies for Semifinals of 400m Hurdles

July 12, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky rising sophomore sprinter Devinn Cartwright qualified for the semifinals of the 400m hurdles Thursday at the International Association of Athletics Federation World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Cartwright finished third in her heat with a time of 1:00.72.

Cartwright's time of 1:00.72 betters her best time of the collegiate season by 1.64 seconds. Cartwright finished third in her heat, which automatically qualified her to the semifinals. Cartwright is one of 24 athletes to advance to the semifinals which will occur Friday at 1:35 p.m. ET. The Bahamas native will also race in the first round of the 100m hurdles Friday at 4:05 a.m. ET.

The semifinals of the 100m hurdles is Saturday at 12:35 p.m. ET. The finals of the 400m hurdles is Sunday at 2:45 p.m. ET, and the finals of the 100m hurdles is Monday at 12:20 p.m. ET.

The IAAF World Junior Championships are being held from July 10-15 at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. The event features 180 countries with the best athletes in the world under the age of 20.

Live results and coverage of the World Junior Championships can be found at will offer live broadcast coverage starting Saturday at 12:20 p.m. ET. Day five and six evening session coverage can be found on the site for $5.99. DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers can log on to the site and watch the broadcast for free.

IAAF World Junior Championships
Barcelona, Spain
July 10-15

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles (Round One)
23. Devinn Cartwright - 1:00.72

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Round One) - July 13 (4:05 a.m. ET)
Devinn Cartwright

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles (Semifinals) - July 13 (1:35 p.m. ET)
Devinn Cartwright

*Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Semifinals) - July 14 (12:35 p.m. ET)
Devinn Cartwright

*Women's 400-Meter Hurdles (Finals) - July 14 (2:45 p.m. ET)
Devinn Cartwright

*Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Finals) - July 15 (12:20 p.m. ET)
Devinn Cartwright

* = pending qualification