Grant Holloway Dominates U.S. Track and Field Trials with Historic 110m Hurdles Victory

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Day 8 of the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials saw Grant Holloway dominate the 110m hurdles with a blistering 12.86 seconds, reaffirming his prowess after a silver in Tokyo 2020. His performance led Freddie Crittenden (12.93) and Daniel Roberts (12.96) to also break the sub-13 second barrier, marking the first time three athletes achieved this in a single race.

All three are now poised for Team USA at the Paris 2024 Olympics—Holloway and Roberts returning, and Crittenden making his debut. Crittenden, moved by impending fatherhood, reflected, "It means the world to me."

Holloway expressed determination, saying, "In four or five weeks, I want to be back in that race."

Men's 110m Hurdles Final Results:

1Grant Hollowayadidas OLY STD12.86WL
2Freddie CrittendenTracksmith/Phoenix TC-Tracksmi12.93PB
3Daniel RobertsNIKE OLY STD12.96PB
4Cordell TinchNIKE OLY STD13.03SB
5Ja’Qualon ScottTexas A&M OLY STD13.09PB
6Cameron MurrayUnattached OLY STD13.15PB
7Michael DicksonMore Sports MG OLY STD13.21 
8Devion WilsonHouston OLY STD13.28 
9Trey Cunninghamadidas OLY STD13.39 

The men's 110m hurdles stood as the sole final event on a bustling second Friday at Hayward Field, alongside semi-finals in the men's 200m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and vertical jumps as well as the women's 200m and 1500m. Hobbs Kessler ran 1:43.71 in the 800m, Noah Lyles clocked a swift wind aided 19.60 in the 200m, and Sha’Carri Richardson matched her personal best in the women’s 200m (21.92), second only to Gabby Thomas's world-leading 21.78 on the day. Rai Benjamin, Olympic silver medalist, maintained his momentum towards a Games comeback by clocking 47.97 in the 400m hurdles semifinal, the only sub-48 time of the meet so far.

Christian Taylor, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, progressed through qualifying and is set to compete for a place in Sunday's final.

Also returning to the track this weekend is Lolo Jones, the 41-year-old hurdler, who finished last in her heat but advanced as no one was eliminated in the small preliminary field.

See the Results for the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials.

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