Devon Allen, left, beats David Oliver in the third heat of the semifinals in the men's 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Eugene Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Marcio Jose Sanchez
July 09, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen advanced to the final of the 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.

World record holder Aries Merritt, the gold medalist in the London Olympics, as well as silver medalist Jason Richardson, also advanced in the semifinals earlier Saturday.

Allen, a crowd favorite at Oregon's Hayward Field, said he'd try and relax in the 90 minutes between races. The top three finishers in the talent-laden final make the Olympic team for Rio.

Allen is coming off his second NCAA title in the event. He made a splash in the event at the NCAA championships two years ago as a freshman, running in 13.16 seconds set a meet record and best Merritt's mark of 13.21 set in 2006 for Tennessee.

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