David Oliver: He's our star
David Oliver, Denver East High School graduate, will not represent the U.S. in the Olympics this year. Oliver finished fifth Saturday night in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
Oliver set the American record in the 110-meter hurdles in 2010 and ended that season No. 1 in the world. Only two hurdlers in history, one from Cuba, the other from China, have run faster than David Oliver's record of 12.89 seconds.
In last weekend's trials, Oliver ran 13.17 seconds after injuring his calf when warming up. He won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is a three-time U.S. champion in hurdles - undefeated in 2010. In 2011, Oliver ran the fastest time in the world again.
DAVID OLIVER IS OUR MAN. He may not be going to the Olympics in London later this month, but he made an outstanding TV ad for CEA members last spring - and he is our all-time star. Oliver said in the CEA ad that he was inspired by his high school teacher and track coach, the late Betsey Freeman-Allen.
While we are very disappointed that Oliver did not make our Olympic team, he's on our Association's team for all time. Watch the CEA-David Oliver ad on our YouTube channel.