Jackson, Roulhac bound for Berlin

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: June 29, 2009

OREGON — Two black college performers finished first in their events at the United States Track & Field Championships which were held this past weekend in in Eugene.

St. Augustine’s product Bershawn Jackson finished first in the 400m hurdles. A 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, Jackson posted a season-leading 48.03.

It betters the previous time of 48.05 set this past Saturday by Isa Phillips in Kingston at the Jamaican Championships.

Also, former Albany State standout Brandon Roulhac won the triple jump with a stadium record jump of 17.44m or 57′-02.75″. A five-time All-American and 2005 national champion, Roulhac still holds his school’s and the SIAC record in the event.

Other qualifiers included former Southern University long jumper Brian Johnson finished second in the event as did Morehouse product Keith Moffat in the high jump.

All four HBCU performers have earned spots on Team USA which will compete in the IAAF World Championships in the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany this August.