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University of Kentucky track star defeats defending Olympic champion in 110M Hurdles

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While former University of Kentucky track phenom Sydney McLaughlin is now in the professional ranks, another Wildcat has taken her place as the superstar track athlete on campus.

Daniel Roberts, a junior out of Hampton, GA, took down 2016 Olympic champion Omar McLeod this afternoon at the Drake Relays in the 110-meter hurdles.

With a time of 13.28 seconds, one one-hundredth of a second faster than McLeod, Roberts became the first college athlete to win since the event was added in 202.

Check out the photo finish below:

This comes just over a month after Roberts finished with the second-best 60-meter hurdler in NCAA history, finishing the event in just 7.41 seconds.

But Roberts wasn’t the only Wildcat to dominate at the Drake Relays.

Former UK track star Keni Harrison finished with her fourth consecutive victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, joining just legendary T&F athlete Lolo Jones as the only women to accomplish that feat in event history.

Current Kentucky track athlete Faith Ross also won the women’s collegiate 100-meter hurdles in 13.30 seconds, while Tai Brown and Caleb Wilt represented the UK men’s squad, finishing first and second, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles collegiate finals.

Congratulations to the current and former Wildcats on stealing the show today!

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for University of Kentucky track star defeats defending Olympic champion in 110M Hurdles



  1. BRumZz_20
    2:14 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

    Man, the 110m hurtles have been around since the year 202 and this is the first time a college athlete has won? Absolutely spectacular lol. In all seriousness though, what an amazing achievement for Daniel! Glad he’s representing UK!



  2. BRumZz_20
    2:22 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

    Interesting that the 110m hurtles have been around since the year 202 and this is the first time a college athlete has won lol. I’m all seriousness though, what an amazing achievement for Daniel! Glad he’s representing UK!



    • BRumZz_20
      2:23 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Whoops didn’t think the first one posted.. oh well



  3. ready4nineNOW
    8:28 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

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    8:29 am April 28, 2019 Permalink

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