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Jackson falls short in hurdles

Former St. Augustine’s standout Bershawn Jackson fell five hundredths of a second short of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team in the 400-meter hurdles.

Jackson, the top seed going into Sunday night’s finals in Eugene, Ore., finished fourth.

Jackson, the bronze medalist in the 2008 Olympics, stumbled coming over his last hurdle and Kerron Clement, one lane over, caught up to Jackson. Clement leaned at the finish line, and Jackson stumbled once again. Clement finished third in 48.84 seconds, claiming the last Olympic spot. Jackson finished in 48.89.

Michael Tinsley won the race in 48.33, and Angelo Taylor was second in 48.57.

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