Tyler Brinks

Hope College’s Tyler Brinks qualified for this summer’s USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships while competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday.

The freshman from Commerce Township, Michigan (Walled Lake Northern HS), posted a time of 9 minutes, 27.96 seconds at the North Central College Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill.

He finished 10th overall.

The 2014 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships are July 5-6 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. They feature athletes under the age of 20 and are a qualifier for the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships that are July 22-27 in Eugene.