MU's Watkins takes bronze at Junior Championships

Also competing at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships, the Hokies' Brandon Thomas, a rising sophomore from Richmond, came in sixth in the men's 400-meter run, finishing with a time of 48.09 seconds. He set the Georgia Tech record for the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:47.32.

Collins will look to advance to the world championships with his USATF mark qualifying him for the semifinals that will take place on Saturday, according to the release.

The 2017 USATF Outdoor Championship, which helps determine advancement to the IAAF World Championships in London, continues a tradition of national track meets in Sacramento.

The Junior Championships also will take place in Sacramento, where athletes ages 19-and-under will try to earn a spot on the U.S. Junior Pan American team and compete in Lima, Peru.

NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold will air comprehensive live coverage of the USATF Outdoor Championships. The Aggie quartet recently concluded their freshman campaigns.

Larkin tallied her qualifying times of 4:32.60 in the 1,500 and 9:53.81 in the 3,000, both of which are personal bests, at the UCLA-hosted Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational and UCI Spring Collegiate Classic, respectively. Her time in the 3,000m ranks fifth all-time in school history.

A total of five current or former UC Davis student-athletes competed at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, with four in action during Thursday's Day 1 action.

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Vanessa Coleman

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