David Oliver

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          Release: 07/15/2016
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David Oliver, Howard – Oliver won four consecutive MEAC outdoor track and field titles in the 110m hurdles from 2001-2004 and the 2003 MEAC indoor champion in the 55m hurdles. He was Howard’s first two-time Division I All-American selection. Oliver received his first All-American honor with a fourth-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship, running a personal record of 13.60 seconds. The following year, he received a second All-American honor, finishing fifth, at the NCAA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship with a University record in 7.69 seconds in the 60m hurdles. Also, he registered an outdoor record with a time of 13.55 seconds in the 110m hurdles at the Georgia Tech Invitational. In addition to track and field, Oliver was a member of the Howard football team (2004).

After leaving Howard, Oliver became a four-time United States Track and Field (USATF) Outdoor champion in the 110m hurdles (2008, 2010, 2011, 2015). He was selected the 2010 Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the 110m hurdles. He captured gold in four meets (2008 IAAF World Athletics Final, 2010 Diamond League, 2013 Diamond League and 2013 World Championships). Oliver partners each year with youth track and field organizations to sponsor track and field events for youth in both Orlando, Fla. and Washington, D.C.

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