EUGENE, Ore. — Charles Jock, a recent
Jock ran in the first heat and finished fourth in 1 minute, 46.40 seconds. He had to wait a few minutes to see if he would advance as the top three finishers in each of the two semifinal heats, plus the next two-fastest times, moved on to the final. Jock's time turned out to be the fifth-fastest of the day.
Khadevis Robinson (Nike) had the fastest qualifying time, winning Jock's heat in 1:45.83. Duane Solomon, Jr., of
Tyler Mulder (Oregon TC Elite) won heat two in 1:46.14, Nicholas Symmonds (Oregon TC Elite) was second in 1:46.2 and Ryan Martin (
Monday's final is scheduled to be televised on the NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) at 7:47 p.m.
Jock, a three-time All-American and
Last Monday, Jock was named as one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field's highest award.
Jock, who also won this year's Big West 800 title, was a member of the U.S. team for the IAAF World Championships last summer after finishing third in the U.S. Trials.
Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, competes in the heptathlon, starting on Friday.