Cowboy hurdler Jordan Charles did something that no other Cowboy hurdler had done before. He became an NCAA All-American. Charles ran in the 60m hurdles in Birmingham, Alabama last week, the lone Cowboy to compete in the NCAA championships. Charles finished with a 7.85 time which was good enough for 12th place, placing him on the 2nd team All-American team.
Charles, a junior, missed the cut for the finals by eight hundredths of a second. He was the 12th ranked runner going into the event.
Jordan Charles is the 60th Cowboy All-American including the track and field teams, as well as the cross country program. He’s the first Cowboy to be an indoor All-American since Mason Finley competed in the shot put in 2014. He’s the first runner to claim All-American status since Mark Korir did it in 2008, competing in the 5000 meter race. Before Jordan Charles the Cowboys never had a male All-American in a indoor or outdoor hurdling event.
Charles is a junior from Aurora, Colorado and is majoring in Journalism.