Tharp wins USATF U20 Outdoor Championships title in 110m hurdles

by Auburn Student

EUGENE, Oregon - Auburn freshman Ja'Kobe Tharp claimed the USATF U20 Championships title in the 110m hurdles Thursday in Eugene, Oregon at the historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Tharp clocked a personal best of 13.12, which earned him a spot on Team USA to compete in the World Athletics U20 Championships, August 27-31 in Lima, Peru.

Last week, Tharp competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where he was the runner-up in the event, crossing the line in 13.20.

The Rockvale, Tennessee native will participate in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials later this month in the 110m hurdles with hopes of qualifying for Team USA. Trials will take place June 21-30 in Eugene. The first round of the men's 110m hurdles begins on June 24 at 7:05 p.m. CST.

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