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Baylor’s London Makes 400-Meter Semifinals At World U20 Championships

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland - Baylor track and field’s Wil London secured a spot in the 400-meter semifinals Wednesday during the second day of the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.

Running in the first of six heats, the Waco, Texas, product tallied a second-place finish with a time of 47.23 to be one of three automatic qualifiers from that heat to make the semifinals. London’s mark was the 17th-best on the day and his slowest of the 2016 outdoor season.


  • BU signee Aaliyah Miller advanced through the first and semifinal rounds of the 800 meters over the past two days in Poland. Running for Team USA, Miller earned a spot in the finals by running the No. 1 time at the meet in the semfinal round Wednesday, winning her heat with a mark of 2:04.36. She got to the semifinals by being the fourth-finisher in her first round heat with a time of 2:08.21 on Tuesday.
  • Fellow BU signee Alison-Andrews Paul, running for New Zealand, fell short of the 800-meter final by carding the 12th-best time in the semifinals (2:06.32). She advanced out of the first round of competition Tuesday by winning her heat with the 11th-best overall mark of 2:08.13.

On Thursday at the meet, London will run in the semifinals of the 400 meters at 7:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. CT), while Miller will take part in the finals of the 800 meters at 8:45 p.m. (1:45 p.m. CT).

Baylor signee Maxwell Willis will begin his run at the meet in the 200 meters with the first round at 11:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. CT).

Fans can follow the action through links on Follow the official Twitter account of the team: @BaylorTrack for an inside look with results, photos and stories. 

400 Meters
Men - Prelims
17. Wil London (USA) - 47.23Q

800 Meters

Women - Prelims (Tuesday)
11. Alison Andrews-Paul (NZL) - 2:08.13Q
13. Aaliyah Miller (USA) - 2:08.21Q

Women - Semis
1. Aaliyah Miller (USA) - 2:04.36Q
12. Alison Andrews-Paul (NZL) - 2:06.32

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