UC Irvine's Charles Jock begins his competition at the International Assn. of Athletics Federations World Track & Field Championships Friday night in Daegu, South Korea.
The two-time All-American competes in the first round of the 800 meters Friday at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time at 66,000-seat Daegu Stadium.
Semifinals in the 800 are scheduled for Sunday at 2 a.m. and the final is set for Tuesday at 5 a.m. Korean Time is 16 hours ahead of Pacific Time.
Television coverage (live and delayed) will be provided by Universal Sports.
Jock, a graduate of Mission Bay High in San Diego, is entering his senior year at UCI. He earned a berth on the U.S. team for the World Championships following his performance in the 800 at the USA Track & Field Championships on June 26.
In the final at Hayward Field in Eugene, Jock led for the first 700 meters and held on to finish third with a school-record time of 1 minute, 44.67 seconds. The clocking broke his own school mark of 1:44.75 he set at the NCAA Championships.