Monday, June 30, 2008

Johnny Dutch .1 Away From Olympic Spot

University of South Carolina freshman Johnny Dutch, a 2007 Clayton High School graduate and 9-time NC State hurdle champ, finished 5th in the 400M hurdles at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. Johnny, who is only 19, ran a personal best time of 48.52, which was only .1 of a second behind the 3rd place finisher (who was the final Olympic spot) and .35 behind the winner (the top 3 are either past Olympic or World Champions!). His time also placed him 5th individually on the IAAF world list (Kerron Clement, Bershawn Jackson, Angelo Taylor, and Justin Gaymon are top 4). His 2008 season will end at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships to be held July 8-13 in Bydgoszcz, Poland where he will represent team USA.

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