Wayne Davis (athlete)

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Wayne Davis
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born(1991-08-22) August 22, 1991 (age 22)
Raleigh, North Carolina
ResidenceCollege Station, Texas
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
College teamTexas A&M University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)110m hurdles: 13.08 s (Port-of-Spain 2009)
 
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Wayne Davis
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born(1991-08-22) August 22, 1991 (age 22)
Raleigh, North Carolina
ResidenceCollege Station, Texas
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
College teamTexas A&M University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)110m hurdles: 13.08 s (Port-of-Spain 2009)

Wayne Courtney Davis II (born August 22, 1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American then a Trinidadian hurdler who specializes in the 110 metre hurdles. He currently holds the world youth record, world junior record and the US high school record[1] in the 39" 110 m hurdles with a time of 13.08 seconds. He is a graduate of Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Career[edit]

Davis broke the World Youth 110 hurdles record (36") on July 12, 2007 at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Two years later, on July 31, 2009, he broke the World Junior 110 m hurdles record (39") at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad beating the previous mark of 13.12 seconds set by 2004 Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang in 2002.[2]

Eligibility[edit]

Davis' parents are both natives of Trinidad and Tobago. On August 4, 2011, Davis officially transferred his eligibility to compete for Trinidad and Tobago. His sister Dannielle also competes internationally for Trinidad and Tobago.[3] As a member of the Trinidad and Tobago 2012 Olympic Team he finished sixth in his semi-final of the 110 Hurdles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepard, Jack (2009). High School Track 2010. Jack Shepard. 
  2. ^ "Davis sets World Junior record on day 1 of Pan Am Juniors", Letsrun.com, August 13, 2009 
  3. ^ Davis now a TT athlete l

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