Cowboy junior Jordan Charles finished 12th in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA indoor championships last week in Birmingham, AL. (Photo via Wyoming Athletics)

Cowboy junior Jordan Charles finished 12th in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA indoor championships last week in Birmingham, AL. (Photo via Wyoming Athletics)

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.

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