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@MiamiTrack Alums Advance to U.S. Finals

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 06/22/2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa  – Two athletes with Miami connections advanced to Sunday’s finale at the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

T’erea Brown ran the third-fastest time in the women’s 400m hurdles to advance to Sunday’s final scheduled for 4:44 p.m. EST. Brown, who ran her race in 55.15 seconds, will not be joined by former Hurricanes standout Dominique Darden on Sunday. Darden was disqualified in her semi-final heat on Saturday.

Devon Hill placed seventh in the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.32 seconds. Hill, who was the ACC Indoor Champion in the 60m hurdles in 2011, advances to Sunday’s semi-final that is scheduled to begin at 3:40 p.m. EST.

Johnny Dutch improved on his 400m hurdles time for the second straight day. Dutch, who ran the fastest time Thursday (49.46) before posting a 48.98 on Friday, finished in 48.21 seconds in Saturday’s final. Dutch, who trains with Miami director of track and field and cross country Amy Deem, is the alternate to represent the United States in the men’s 400m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Former Hurricane standout Lauryn Williams retired after placing 21st in the women’s 200m dash. Williams, who was a three-time Olympian, posted a time of 23. 18 seconds. The Olympic Gold Medalist announced her retirement from the 100m dash on Friday and finalized her retirement from the sport following her race on Saturday saying, “That’s all, folks.” Williams plans to become a certified financial planner following the completion of her incredible athletic career.

“That time is not cutting it anymore,” Williams told reporters after her race “I’d rather go out on my own terms than be one of those people who keeps showing up to the races and asking for a favor to get in.”

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Schedule
 
Thursday, February 26
Track and Field at ACC Championships
Blacksburg, Va.
Live Stats
Friday, March 13
Track and Field at NCAA Championships
Fayetteville, Ark.
TBA
Friday, March 20
Track and Field vs. Hurricane Invitational
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Friday, March 27
Track and Field at Florida State Relays
Tallahassee, Fla.
TBA
Friday, April 03
Track and Field at Florida Relays
Gainesville, Fla.
TBA
Friday, April 10
Track and Field vs. Hurricane Alumni Invitational
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Friday, April 24
Track and Field at Tom Jones Memorial Meet
Gainesville, Fla.
TBA
Saturday, May 02
Track and Field at LSU Meet
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
Thursday, May 14
Track and Field at ACC Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
TBA
Thursday, May 28
Track and Field at NCAA East Preliminary
Jacksonville, Fla.
TBA
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