Former Gamecock Johnny Dutch Takes 400mH U.S. Championship - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Former Gamecock Johnny Dutch Takes 400mH U.S. Championship

(Source: usatf.org) (Source: usatf.org)

SACRAMENTO, Calif.(WIS) – Five former Gamecocks ran in event finals at the 2014 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday with Johnny Dutch capturing his first U.S. championship.

A six-time finalist and two-time runner up in the men's 400-meter hurdles, Dutch finally broke through for a U.S. championship. Dutch ran a comfortable race and easily clinched the crown with a time of 48.93. The championship capped a great meet for the Gamecock after he breezed through the first two rounds of the event.

Dutch won the 2010 NCAA 400-meter hurdle championship while at South Carolina.

In the women's 400-meter hurdles, former Gamecocks went 4-5 in the finals. Tiffany Ross Williams and Lashinda Demus, teammates on the 2002 NCAA Championship squad, ran strong races, clocking times of 54.84 and 55.17, respectively, just missing out on the podium.

Jason Richardson, 2011 World Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 110-meter hurdles, was looking to regain his form at this weekend's meet. The 2008 NCAA champion ultimately finished fifth, crossing in 13.27 (+2.1). Richardson snuck into the finals after he finished fourth in his semifinal heat with a time of 13.33 (+2.6).

Three-time NCAA champion Shalonda Solomon went into the 200-meter dash finals with the third-fastest time in the prelims at 22.64. The 2011 U.S. champion, put forth a fourth-place effort in the finals, posting a 22.54 (+3.8).

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:36:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:15:58 GMT
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
    Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.More >>
  • Otters Wallop Beach Bums with Monster 4th Inning

    Otters Wallop Beach Bums with Monster 4th Inning

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:21:42 GMT
    The Evansville Otters made history in a 17-0 win Tuesday against the Traverse City Beach Bums by setting a franchise record and tying a Frontier League mark by scoring 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Evansville’s Luc Rennie allowed one hit and struck out four Beach Bums through three innings. With the game still scoreless in the fourth, the Otters took off. Nick Walker singled to lead off and stole second base. Christopher Riopedre singled to center field, scoring...More >>
    The Evansville Otters made history in a 17-0 win Tuesday against the Traverse City Beach Bums by setting a franchise record and tying a Frontier League mark by scoring 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Evansville’s Luc Rennie allowed one hit and struck out four Beach Bums through three innings. With the game still scoreless in the fourth, the Otters took off. Nick Walker singled to lead off and stole second base. Christopher Riopedre singled to center field, scoring...More >>
  • Deaconess Classic Continues at Wesselman Park

    Deaconess Classic Continues at Wesselman Park

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:17:04 GMT
    Out at Wesselman Park, the USTA Women's Hospital Deaconess Classic continues.  The main singles draw of 32 got going today, with 6 matches, plus a couple doubles matches.  Number-one seed, Caitlin Whoriskey advanced in straight sets, as well as 3-seed Kennedy Shaffer.  The rest of the first-round singles and doubles matches are tomorrow.  There are 10 singles matches, that will include Memorial alum, Makenzie Myers, who is in the tournament, as a wil...More >>
    Out at Wesselman Park, the USTA Women's Hospital Deaconess Classic continues.  The main singles draw of 32 got going today, with 6 matches, plus a couple doubles matches.  Number-one seed, Caitlin Whoriskey advanced in straight sets, as well as 3-seed Kennedy Shaffer.  The rest of the first-round singles and doubles matches are tomorrow.  There are 10 singles matches, that will include Memorial alum, Makenzie Myers, who is in the tournament, as a wil...More >>
Powered by Frankly