(Iowa City) As a sophomore it was .01 that seperated Atlantic High School graduate Jordan Mullen from a chance to run in the 60M Hurdle Finals at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Mullen says that near miss is something that continues to motivate him as a senior for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
On Friday, Mullen had a chance at redemption. Having run a 7.70 two weeks ago to win a Big 10 title, Mullen went into the 2013 NCAA Championships with high hopes of becoming an All-American. That goal though fell short by an even slimmer gap than his sophomore season. Mullen missed the finals by .002. He ran 7.726, but needed 7.724 to advance.
This marks the 2nd time in his career that Mullen has earned 2nd team All-American honors. He now turns his attention to the outdoor season which begins March 22nd.