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Tennessee Update: Track & Field Blog (8/14)

In his first Olympic Games, former Vol track & field standout Aries Merritt won gold in the 110-meter hurdles last week in London. For an inside look at how Merritt enjoyed his experience at the Olympics, check out the story below from his hometown newspaper, the Marietta Daily Journal.

Tennessee Track & Field Olympic Update (8/9)

Former Vol and current U.S. Track & Field team member Aries Merritt captured Olympic gold in the 110-meter hurdles yesterday. The former NCAA Champion became UT's  22nd Olympic gold medalist with a career-best time of 12.92. Merritt is the first UT gold medalist since former Lady Vol basketball players Tamika Catchings, Kara Lawson and Candace Parker won gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

World Championships Update

Former Tennessee standout Aries Merritt was in action Monday at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, Korea.

* The Vol For Life closed out his stay at the meet with a sixth-place time of 13.67 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles finals.
* Merritt actually matched the 13.67 readout of Great Britain's William Sharman, but the finish line camera gave the nod for fifth place to Sharman.
* Merritt's American teammate, Jason Richardson, captured the gold medal in 13.16.
* The UT product had run 13.32 in the semifinal round to finish third in heat one earlier on Monday.