Berger Competes At USATF Senior Nationals

June 24, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS - Maryland's Dominic Berger competed at the AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday. The junior placed 30th in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.35 seconds.

Berger's time did not allow him to continue to the semifinal round, in which the top 16 times from the preliminary heats moved on. His performance Saturday followed an appearance in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships earlier this month, where suffered a false start in the second heat due to NCAA rules.

The Mitchellsville, Md., native is not unfamiliar with competition on the national stage. In 2006, Berger placed second in the NCAA championships in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.63 seconds.

In April, Berger successfully defended his ACC title, winning the 110-meter hurdles event for the second year in a row at the conference championships, held in 2007 at Kehoe Track Complex in College Park. At the time, his winning mark of 13.54 seconds was the fastest time in the nation among NCAA student-athletes.