Previous Ohio Condition sprinter Christina Clemons (née Manning) completed third in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic track and subject trials final week, clinching her location in the approaching Tokyo Olympics although sporting a pair of Interesting Ranch Doritos earrings.
Right after the race, Frito-Lay sent the 31-calendar year-outdated Clemons a tailor made Awesome Ranch Doritos bag that involves a photo of her wearing the earrings with with a caption “For people who hold it awesome even when operating for their dreams” on the back again. It is unclear if the company intends to provide backs with her encounter on them.
As outlined, Clemons completed the 100-meter hurdles in 3rd with a time of 12.53 seconds, trailing only Keni Harrison (12.47 seconds) and Brianna Rollins-McNeal (12.51), the defending Olympic gold medalist.
A native of Waldorf, Md., Clemons 11-time All-American, 10-time Big Ten winner and two-time countrywide champion throughout her vocation with the Buckeyes from 2008-12. She holds a lot of faculty documents, including in the 60-meter sprint, 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and the 4×100-meter relay, and was named the conference’s athlete of the 12 months as a senior and was inducted into the Ohio Point out Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Clemons dealt with many achilles and hamstring injuries early in her skilled career but rebounded to seize silver in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2018 World Indoor Championships and gold in the blended shuttle hurdle at the 2019 IAAF Environment Relays. She’ll now glimpse to an an Olympic medal to her resume in Tokyo.
Clemson will be joined at the year’s Olympics by quite a few present and previous Buckeyes, together with swimmer Hunter Armstrong, shot putter Adelaide Aquilla, sprinter Anavia Fight and gymnast Alec Yoder.