Two-time Olympian Brad Walker, who trains at World Athletics Center in Phoenix, took second in pole vault Saturday at the U.S. Track Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Walker, American record holder and five-time U.S. outdoor champion, cleared 18 feet, 4 1/2 inches for second behind Sam Kendricks (18-10 1/4) at Hayward Field. Nick Mossberg, who competed in college at Arizona, was sixth (18-1/2).

Also Saturday for entrants with Arizona ties:

Oregon’s Jasmine Todd of Chandler was fourth in the long jump (22-5 1/4) on the day after her unexpected third-place finish in the 100-meter.

RELATED: Todd, Carson finish third at U.S. Track Championships

Jeshua Anderson of World Athletics Center was fifth in the 400 hurdles (49.22).

Rachel Longfors of World Athletics Center was sixth in discus (190-7) with ASU’s Maggie Ewen in 17th (173-1).

Aries Merritt of World Athletics Center was second fastest in 110 hurdles preliminaries in 13.28 seconds.

Olympian Georganne Moline of Phoenix/former UA advanced to the women’s 400 hurdles final in 54.28, third fastest in the semifinals. UA’s Nnenya Hailey ran 57.09 and did not advance.

MORE: Olympians Cragg, Camarena-Williams fourth at nationals

Former Arizona State sprinter Charonda Williams and Muna Lee of World Athletics Center advanced to the 200 semifinals. Williams ran 22.63 (sixth fastest) and Lee 22.83 (10th).

Kaylon Eppinger of World Athletics Center is fourth in heptathlon through four of seven events with 3,707 points. Breanna Leslie of Mesa is 13th (3,401) and Allison Reaser of World Athletics Center is 16th (3,326).

Nationals is the qualifying event for the World Championships, Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, and the Pan American Games, July 10-26 in Toronto.

From:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/olympics/2015/06/27/olympics-track-asu-brad-walker/29402215/

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