Jeshua Anderson Wins USA 400-Meter Hurdles Championship

All this kid does is win races.

After taking home his third NCAA 400-meter hurdles title earlier this month, Jeshua Anderson has now done himself one better. Earlier today he narrowly beat out defending US and former World Champion Bershawn Jackson to give himself another banner to hang in the trophy room (or is a trophy house now?).

Anderson set a personal record in the race with a time of 47.93. He needed every inch of 6-2 frame to secure the victory as he lunged over the finish line. Jackson closed on Anderson in the final straightaway, and had this been a 401 meter race, the results may have been different.

Anderson becomes the second Washington State Cougar to take home a title from the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, joining the machine that is Bernard Lagat. As Nuss mentioned earlier today, Lagat won the 5000-meter race on Friday.

Anderson now qualifies for the World Championships later this summer. Jeshua has proven he can run with the best as he works towards the 2012 Olympic qualifiers. Finally, we offer some video of today's race. Anderson's reaction after hearing he had won is priceless:

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