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Sunday July 1, 2012Clement Earns Second Olympic Berth with Photo Finish in Men's 400-Meter Hurdles

Eugene, Ore.

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2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Kerron Clement will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this summer, turning in a photo finish in the menís 400-meter hurdles to claim the third and final spot on Team USA during the ninth day of competition at historic Hayward Field.

 

Clement came on strong at the end of the race, edging out a falling Bershawn Jackson by five-hundredths of a second, as the three-time NCAA Champion and six-time NCAA All-American while donning the Orange and Blue finished in a seasonís-best time of 48.89.

 

Clement, also a four-time World Champion, returned from surgery in February to make his second Olympic team, having earned a silver medal in the menís 400-meter hurdles and a gold medal as a member of the menís 4x400-meter relay in Beijing.

 

Five Gator athletes medaled at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, including two-event medalist Will Claye (long jump and triple jump), Clement (400-meter hurdles), Gray Horn (decathlon), Tony McQuay (400 meters) and Christian Taylor (triple jump).

 

Six members of the Orange and Blue have now punched their tickets to London, including Claye (USA), Clement (USA), Genevieve LaCaze (AUS), McQuay (USA), Kemal Mesic (BOS), Taylor (USA).

 

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – TRACK & FIELD (JUNE 21-JULY 1, 2012 – EUGENE, OR)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

 

RUNNING EVENTS

 

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles – Finals  

3.              Kerron Clement, 48.89 (SB)

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