Solomon Posts Second-Fastest 800m In School History At USA Track And Field Championships

June 24, 2007

USC's Duane Solomon placed third in the men's 800m race today (June 24) at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held in Indianapolis, Ind. and automatically qualified for Team USA at the World Championships.

Solomon's time of 1:45.69 was his second consecutive personal best he had run at the competition and is the second-fastest 800m race in USC history. Solomon placed seventh in the 800m race at the 2007 NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Both USC juniors Solomon (800m) and Lionel Larry (400m) finished in third place at the USA Track and Field Championships and automatically qualify for the World Championships later this year. They both will also run in the Pan-American Games this summer. USC senior Noah Bryant also made the USA team in the shot put yesterday and will compete at the World Championships.

Yesterday incoming Trojan freshman Bryshon Nellum won the junior men's 400m race to automatically qualify for the Pan American games.

The Trojans had an outstanding meet, not only with the current and future Trojans posting some of the best times and marks in the country, but also with recent alumuni like Torri Edwards (100m) and Virginia Powell (100m HH) winning events. Also, current Trojan student Allyson Felix won the 200m and Jesse Williams is currently an alternate in the high jump.

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