Former Bulldog Justin Gaymon Finishes Fifth At Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. - Ex-Bulldog All-American Justin Gaymon took fifth in the 400-meter hurdle finals at the Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday.

The New Jersey native clocked an Olympic "A" standard time of 49.41.  Michael Tinsley (48.33), Angelo Taylor (48.57), who was the 2008 Gold medalist in Beijing, and Kerron Clement (48.89), who won the Silver medal at the last Games, finished first through third to clinch their spots in London.

Gaymon owns the UGA school record after crossing the finish line in 48.46 at the 2008 Olympic Trials as he advanced to the finals and finished one spot out of earing a spot on the U.S. team by just .04 seconds.  He was a five-time All-American at Georgia and captured the 2007 and 2008 Southeastern Conference titles in the hurdles.

Georgia track and field finished with the most U.S. Olympic qualifiers in program history during the Trials.  Reese Hoffa (shot put), Kibwe Johnson (hammer throw) and Hyleas Fountain (heptathlon) all won their events and locked down their spots on the American team.  Fountain as the Silver medalist in the heptathlon in 2008.