Chesapeake’s Byron Robinson qualifies for Olympics in 400-meter hurdles

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EUGENE, OR (WAVY) – Following a frantic fight to the finish in Sunday’s 400-meter hurdle finals, Byron Robinson dropped to the ground, and lying on his back started pouring out tears of joy.

The Chesapeake native and graduate of Western Branch High School finished second with a time of 48.79 seconds, qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio.

“It’s a dream come true. It really is,” said Robinson on his post-race interview.

The Big 12 Champion at the University of Texas finished behind Kerron Clement and just ahead of Michael Tinsley for the spot.

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