Former Ohio State hurdler Christina Clemons comes up just short in bid to reach Tokyo Olympics finals
By only 0.09 seconds, former Ohio State track and field star Christina Clemons missed qualifying for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics.
Clemons posted a time of 12.76 seconds, which wasn't quite fast enough to be part of the eight women who will compete in the finals Monday.
Clemons was a 11-time All-American and 10-time Big Ten champion at Ohio State. As a senior, she won NCAA titles in the 60-meter hurdles indoors and the 100-meter hurdles outdoors. She was the 2012 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, a three-time NCAA champ at Kentucky competing for Puerto Rico, posted the fastest time overall and an Olympic record in Sunday's semifinal heats at 12.26 seconds.