Former Illini Andrew Riley finished eighth at the 2013 IAAF World Championships
Aug. 12, 2013
MOSCOW, Russia -- Illinois alum Andrew Riley placed eighth in the finals of the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships on Monday. Riley ran out of lane two and finished with a time of 13.51 after stumbling over a hurdle late in the race.
"Andrew didn't finish where he wanted to, but it is the world final and that is a great accomplishment and a step forward in his career," said Illinois men's head coach Mike Turk. "Races like these can make an athlete hungry because they realize how close they are, and I am sure that is how Andrew will respond. He represents all that is good in sport and we are proud of him!"
The 2012 graduate improved his placing from the 2011 IAAF World Championships, where he finished 14th in the semifinals with a time of 13.75. Riley also tops his performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, where he timed 13.59 in the first round, finishing 24th overall.
The United State's David Oliver was crowned the 110m hurdles champion with a world-leading time of 13.00, with fellow American Ryan Wilson (13.13) and Russia's Sergey Shubenkov (13.24) finishing second and third, respectively.