June 26, 2010

Courtesy St. Augustine's athletic department

DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Saint Augustine’s College standout Bershawn “Batman” Jackson ran the world's fastest time this year in successfully defending his men’s 400-meter hurdles national title Saturday, blazing to victory in 47.32 seconds during the 2010 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Drake Stadium.

The time was also the second lowest ever for Jackson, who captured his third straight national title in the event. He was just off his personal best of 47.30 set in 2005 when he won the world championship.

Jackson outraced Johnny Dutch of South Carolina, who was second in 47.63. Jackson and Dutch were the only two hurdlers to run under 48 seconds.

In other action Saturday, Josh Scott of Saint Augustine’s College ran a personal best of 45.01 to place fifth in the men’s 400-meter dash. Greg Nixon won the 400 in 44.61 and LeJerald Betters was second in 44.71. Former Saint Augustine’s College runner Jamaal Torrence was third in 44.80.

In the U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships, Saint Augustine’s College student Joshua Edmonds finished sixth in the men’s 400-meter dash in 46.91. Errol Nolan won the 400 in 45.68.