Howard’s Oliver Wins World Championship

Big HBCU-related news out of the track and field world. Howard University alum David Oliver claimed the 110-meter hurdles title at the track and field World Championships in Moscow on Monday. Already an Olympic medalist (Bronze 2008), Oliver ran the race in 13 seconds flat, the fastest time this year.

Winning isn’t new for Oliver. He dominated the MEAC 100 meter competition during his time at Howard, winning every outdoor championship from 2001-2004. He also suited up on for the Bison on the gridiron as a wide receiver.

Oliver talked to the Denver Post about the type of adversity he has has had to overcome as of late.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, and just coming up short and dealing with injuries and all of that kind of stuff,” Oliver told USA Track and Field. “A lot of changes had to be made, we made them, and now I can sit back with my team and celebrate that we are world champions.”

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