June 4, 1983
MEN'S 110-METERS HURDLES
World: 12.93, Renaldo Nehemiah (AA) Zurich, Switzerland; Aug. 19, 1981
American: 12.93, Renaldo Nehemiah (AA)
Collegiate: 13.00, Renaldo Nehemiah (Maryland) Los Angeles; May 6, 1979
Robertson Stadium: 13.32, Renaldo Nehemiah (DC International) May 3, 1980
Texas: 13.33, Willie Davenport (Houston Striders) 1968
NCAA Meet: 13.22, Greg Foster (UCLA) Eugene, Ore.; June 2, 1978
1983 Collegiate Best: 13.51, Willie Gault (Tennessee) Houston; June 2
FINISH Name, School Time Wind: -0.30
1 Roger Kingdon, Pittsburg 13.54
2 Reggis Towns, Tennessee 13.63
3 Willie Gault, Tennessee 13.63
4 Ronnie McCoy, Iowa 13.72
5 Henry Andrade, SMU 13.75
6 Jack Pierce, Morgan State 13.78
7 Rodney Wilson, Villanova 13.80
8 Marcus Allen, UCLA DNF
9, Malcolm Dixon, Missouri 13.69
10, Alex Washington, Western Michigan 13.77
11, Albert Jones, Oklahoma State 13.78
11, Stephen Starring, McNeese State 13.78
NOTES: Kingdom got out of the blocks first and never trailed. Gault, the
defending champion, and Towns made a serious challenge from the
eighth hurdle to the finish.
QUOTES: Kingdom: "I was definately surprised. When I got out of the blocks
I just wanted to relax. When I did get out, I was able to settel
down and run a pretty good race, but I was definitely nervous."
(Kingdom signed an SEC letter with Tennessee, but the national letter with
Pitt). "Tennessee told me I couldn't run track till my junior year. They
told me I could run my freshman and sophomore years, but when spring
football rolled around, I could only go to the big meets. So I decided
to go to Pitt."
Gault: "I hesitated in the blocks because I was rocking and he caught
me going backwards. I was behind at the start and that's my style.
I learned a great deal from this race, I learned that 75 to 80 percent
is mental. I had a mental block and couldn't get rid of it. My groin
has been hurt the last two weeks. I first hurt it in the Tom Black
meet running the relay, then I hurt it last night on the relay when
I leaned at the finish. I'm not making excuses, I just lost the race.
I was struggling."
(Fran Marcus Allen who went down midway through the race): "My trainer tells
me I have a sprained shoulder. At first I thought it may have been
dislocated, but it will be okay. I was running next to the guy from
Pitt and his arm hit my leg. That made me go under a hurdle. Then I
just went tumbling."
SCORING AFTER 18 EVENTS: Tennessee 102; SMU 95; Alabama 76; Arkansas 59;
Oregon 58; UTEP 57 1/2; Washington State 53.