March 14, 2008
Fayetteville, Ark. - Senior Dominic Berger placed 11th in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships today hosted by the University of Arkansas.
Berger, a three-time All-American, had a time of 7.83 in the event. He missed qualifying for the event finals by only .07 seconds. Today's competition marks the fifth-straight national championship trip for Berger, counting both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Last week at the IC4A Championships, Berger ran a Boston University-facility record of 7.25 in the 55-meter hurdles, matching his career-best mark in the event.
Senior Drew Brunson of Florida State, who edged out Berger at the ACC Championships, placed first in the preliminaries of the event with a time of 7.60. Jason Richardson of South Carolina finished second with a time of 7.65 and Ty Akins of Auburn qualified third at 7.66.
Berger and the rest of the Terrapins will return to action next week at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.