Kellman, McCoy finish score in the long jumpBoston, Mass. - Ricardo Melbourne set a facilities record and he, along with Richard Phillips and Brian Hay, advanced to the finals of the IC4A Championships in the 55-meter hurdles at Boston University.
Melbourne won the preliminaries of the event in 7.23 seconds, breaking the two-year old facility record of 7.26 set by Rhode Island's Colin Aina. Phillips was second with a time of 7.30 seconds and Hay was eighth in 7.59 seconds.
The semifinals of the event will be run at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and the finals will be at 12:35 p.m. Melbourne had a busy day, as he also ran in the 400-meters, qualifying for the finals in ninth place with a time of 48.21seconds. The finals in that event is at 12:05 p.m.
Marc Kellman was third in the long jump with a distance of 7.13 meters. Teammate Ryan McCoy was seventh with a leap of 6.92 meters. The pair will each compete in Sunday's triple jump, which begins at 11 a.m.
Ricardo Cunningham ran in the 800-meters, qualifying for the final with a time of 1:51.95, fourth-fastest time on the day. The finals are at 12:10 p.m