Aug. 1, 2005
WINDSOR, ONTARIO - Dominic Berger, a rising sophomore for the Terrapin men's track team, captured a bronze medal at the Pan Am Junior Championships this weekend in the 110 Meter Hurdles and posted two personal bests in the event.
In his first heat, Berger ran the 110 Meter Hurdles in a personal best time of 13.79. That time also placed him fourth on Maryland's all-time records list.
Due to a protest during his semifinal heat, officials made the decision to rerun only Berger's heat. In his second run of the day, he won his heat and set another personal best with a time of 13.76.
Because of the protest, the finals were moved to a 9:45 p.m. start. Running his third race of the day, Berger still managed to secure the bronze medal for the United States with a time of 14.01. Berger's bronze added to the United States' overall medal count of 57 (22 Gold, 24 Silver and 11 Bronze).
"I am proud of the men who made the Pan Am team," Maryland head coach Andrew Valmon said. "I am especially proud of Dominic, who performed exceptionally under less than ideal conditions, having to run three races in a span of eight hours."