Purdue redshirt senior Devynne Charlton has qualified for the 100-meter hurdle final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She placed second in the first semifinal heat Sunday morning with a time of 12.66 seconds.
Charlton, who is representing The Bahamas in this year's Olympic games, will race for a medal Sunday night at 10:50 p.m. ET.
This year, Charlton is making her Olympic debut. She is the Purdue track and field record holder in the 100-meter hurdles (12.70 seconds) and 100-meter dash (11.22 seconds). During her college career, she's been named an All-American selection nine times.
Charlton was the NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles in 2018 and in the 60-meter hurdles in 2017. She is an 11-time Big Ten champion and was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year three times.
With The Bahamas, Charlton is a two-time World Championships qualifier and competed twice at the Pan American Games.
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