RIO de JANEIRO--Former Boise State All-American Jordin Andrade qualified for the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the Summer Olympics after filing a protest and winning the appeal.
Andrade, running for Cape Verde, finished fourth in his heat with a time of 49.35, good enough to advance based on time. However, An official ruled that Andrade hit the 10th and final hurdle and disqualified him. Jordin filed an appeal, and after the jury of appeals reviewed the tape, they overturned the disqualification.
Andrade's time was just .11 shy of his personal best of 49.24, which he ran last year at the NCAA Track & Field Championships to take second. Andrade was a two-time Mountain West Conference hurdles champion and also won conference titles in the 400 meters and two 4 x 400 relays.
Andrade will race in the semifinal tomorrow night at 6:42 Mountain Time.