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UConn Grad Takes 6th in 100m Hurdles

Phylicia George represented Canada in the women's 100 meter hurdles.



    UConn Grad Takes 6th in 100m Hurdles
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    Phylicia George (left) finished sixth in the finals of the women's 100 meter hurdles in London Tuesday.

    UConn graduate Phylicia George advanced to the finals in the women's 100-meter hurdles in London Tuesday, but finished out of medal contention.

    George, who represented her native Canada, ran a personal best of 12.65 seconds in the semifinals Tuesday to qualify for the final. She qualified with a faster time than U.S. standout Lolo Jones, who was the last runner to qualify for the finals.

    In the finals, George came across the line in sixth place, behind gold medalist, Sally Pearson, of Australia, and American runners Dawn Harper, who took silver and bronze medalist, Kellie Wells.

    Jones finished fourth.

    This is the first Olympics for George. At UConn, George broke the school record for the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.39 at the 2010 Big East Outdoor Championship.