World Youth silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort was the lone athlete with Florida ties to make the Final on day three of the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships while a loaded semifinal heat knocked out Jamal Walton, and former Colonial jumper and FSU freshman Armani Wallace concluded his international experience after making the finals.
Race of the Day: Junior Women's 100m
Rising junior Jamal Walton, also from South Florida advanced to the semifinals in the men's 400m dash, but ran into a LOADED field. Karabo Sibanda of Botswana posted the fastest time of the day with his 45.15. Four of the six finalists came from this race. Unfortunately for Walton, he was the fifth best in the race (46.61), and wasn't able to advance and improve on his 4th place showing at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships.
Armani Wallace, a Colonial High School graduate, and FSU freshman qualified for the finals in the triple jump after leaping 16.04m on Wednesday, the third best in his flight, and fifth best overall. Wallace's wasn't able to pull out those kind of numbers in the finals, only jumped 15.10m for 12th place, nearly two meters behind champion Lazaro Martinez of Cuba who posted World U20 leading mark of 17.06m.
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Finals tomorrow include: