60m Hurdles / '08 Champion: Drew Brunson, Florida State - 7.527 *
Talk about true senior depth. Out of the 8 athletes who made the 60m hurdles final last year in Arkansas, only one athlete returns for 2009 -- Jason Richardson of South Carolina. In fact, 8 of the top 9 times from last year were produced by seniors.
With Richardson has a heavy favorite for the title, there is still a great number of men to watch this season who should turn in some fast times. The SEC should provide plenty of performances once again behind Mikel Thomas of Kentucky and Dennis Martin of Florida.
Big Ten Champion Josh Hembrough of Purdue was the top freshman in the country last season with his best time of 7.79. Another freshman from last season, Ronnie Ash of Bethune-Cookman, surprised many with his third-place finish of 13.59 in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Championships.
Jason Richardson will tutor a very talented freshman named Booker Nunley who enters South Carolina with personal-best times of 7.78 in the 60m hurdles and 13.40 for the 110m hurdles set last season as a high school senior.
Also look for Kevin Craddock of UCLA, Omo Osaghae of Texas Tech, Myles Bradley of Stanford and Lehann Fourie of Nebraska to step up as well.
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