Riley Sets School Record to Adavce to Semifinals of NCAA Track Championships
EUGENE, Ore. - Southern Miss hurdler Wenston Riley advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Track & Field Championships tonight, setting a new school record in the Men's 110-meter High Hurdles with a time of 13.67 in the quarterfinals.
The semifinals of the event are scheduled for Friday at 8:40 p.m., CT.
"I felt really well today," Riley said. "I didn't get a clean start, but I finished strong. I just need to stay focused and take the event one round at a time."
Riley's time was a career best for the senior and beat the old school record of 13.69 held by Bryant Gilbert.
"I thought Wenston ran well today," Southern Miss Head Coach Wayne Williams said. "I think he will advance to the finals if he gets a clean start and runs a strong race."
This is the second-consecutive year that Riley has advanced to the semifinal round of the 110m hurdles at the NCAA championships.
6. Bryan Fisher, LSU, defeated, Uwe Gneiting, Southern Miss 7-6, 5-7, 10-8