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Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 3:54 AM

Hippo finishes as a finalist at Olympic trials

EUGENE, OREGON — Senior Houston Cougars and Hutto Hippo track star De’Vion Wilson aimed to qualify for the Paris Olympics at the United States Track and Field Outdoor Championships Thursday, June 28, in Eugene, Oregon. Wilson finished as a finalist, receiving eighth place in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, completing the event in 13.28 seconds.

Wilson graduated from Hutto High School in 2018, where former track and field head coach Lorenzo Hernandez coached him. Wilson had an impressive high school career, winning an AAU National Championship in the 110-meter hurdles and earning New Balance All-American honors for a third-place finish.

Wilson advanced to the finals after posting a personal best of 13.23 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. His previous record was 13.24 seconds, set at the NCAA Championship in May. While this was good enough for national recognition, Wilson did not qualify for the Olympics, which will take place July 26 through Aug. 11 on NBC/ Peacock.

Wilson has become a decorated track star with the Cougars, holding the school record in the 110--meter hurdles and earning first-team All-American honors in the 110-meter hurdles and second-team All-American honors in the 60-meter event. Wilson was also named a silver medalist at the NCAA Championships in the 110-meter hurdles.

Hutto Hippo and Houston Cougar De’Vion Wilson competed at the United States Track and Field Outdoor Championships in hopes of making it to the Paris Olympics. Courtesy photo


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