MOSCOW –Isiah Young ran the ninth-fastest time in the 200 meters during Friday’s semifinals at the IAAF World Championships.
Unfortunately for the recently graduated Ole Miss standout, the World Championship final only includes eight men.
It was another oh-so-close moment for one of the sport’s rising stars.
Young came out of seemingly nowhere when he transformed himself from an average high school sprinter (that started running his senior year) into an SEC champion and All-American while at Ole Miss.
He earned a spot on the Olympic team a year ago when he placed third in the 200 at the U.S. Championships. He also made it to the semifinals in London before bowing out.
This season has been full of amazing feats for the Junction City, Kansas native. He placed second in the 200 and third in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, claimed his second straight SEC outdoor title in the 200 and was SEC runner-up in the 100. He was named the 2013 SEC Runner of the Year and 2013 South Region Track Athlete of the Year. His times this year have been nothing short of spectacular, becoming the 12th-fastest American man ever in the 200 (19.86) and breaking 10 seconds in the 100 (9.96).
In Moscow, he ran from lane eight in the semis after clocking a 20.70 in the prelims. His 20.36 placed him third in his semifinal heat behind Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana, and he missed the final eight-man cut by .03 seconds.
“It went better than the prelims,” said Young, who was competing in his first World Championships. “It felt more comfortable. I felt like I had my rhythm back. I was in lane eight, so I was kind of far from the action. I did the best I could.”
At just 23 years of age, Young will look to continue his rapid ascent in the track & field ranks as a Nike-sponsored professional.
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