David Payne Advances To 110 Hurdles Semfinal At U.S. Olympic Trials|
June 29, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Former University of Cincinnati standout David Payne clocked 13.32 to post the fifth-best overall qualifying time to advance to the semifinals of the 110 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Payne, running in heat three of four alongside current UC senior Terrence Somerville, finished second in the heat behind Dexter Faulk (13.27). Somerville, who missed most of the NCAA outdoor season due to injury, ran 13.87 and was seventh in the heat and 25th overall.
Payne, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist, is slotted to run in lane three of heat three tomorrow around 7:20 p.m. ET. If he finishes in the top two of his heat or has one of the next two fastest times among the semifinalists, he would advance to the final at 9:40 p.m. ET Saturday.
NBC is set to televise tomorrow's events from 9-10 p.m. ET. For complete coverage, please visit USATF.org. Former UC All-American Lewis Johnson is serving as the infield reporter for the NBC broadcast.