UC Santa Barbara track and field All-American Ryan Martin qualified to the World University Games semi-finals after running a 1:49.90 in the 800 meters.
Martin finished third in Heat 4 and was one of two Americans to advance to the semis. The race will take place early Saturday morning, around 4 a.m. PDT.
He will race in the third semi-final in lane three. The top two runners in each eight-man race automatically qualify for the finals and then the next two top times will also advance.
Martin won the Big West's 800 meter race earlier this year with a time of 1:45.34 and was an All-American with a time of 1:47.62 in June.