WASHINGTON (August 13, 2013) -- Beijing Olympian and Howard alumnus David Oliver won the 110-meter hurdles at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Oliver cleared the 10 hurdles in an impressive 13 seconds, the fastest time of the year. Oliver (B.A. '04), a medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games, is the first two-time All-American in Howard’s history.
The Men’s 110m hurdles results were: 1. David Oliver (US) 13.00; 2. Ryan Wilson (US) 13.13; 3. Sergey Shubenkov (Russia) 13.24; 4. Jason Richardson (US) 13.27; 5. William Sharman (Britain) 13.30; 6. Aries Merritt (US) 13.31; 7. Thomas Martinot-Lagarde (France) 13.42; 8. Andrew Riley (Jamaica) 13.51.
Following his 2008 bronze victory at the Olympics, Oliver and some of his closest friends and coaches described his journey from Howard’s campus to the highest level of competition on the world stage.
According to his former track teammate Andrew Murphy, the Denver native’s road to the Olympic began in Drew Hall, Howard’s all-male freshman dormitory. Even then, Oliver believed in dreaming big.