Evan Jager, a graduate of Jacobs High School, qualified Friday for Sunday's final in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Jager finished second in the preliminary qualifier in England Friday, behind Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France.
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The top four qualifiers from each of the three preliminary rounds will compete Sunday in the finals.
Jager finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8:16.61, a half second behind the front-runner, but a full second ahead of Abel Kiprop Mutai of Kenya.