It was a very humid night out there, compounded by the fact that it decided it wanted to start raining. The air was so thick, you could cut it with a knife! You would never assume I trained in Florida, but this was something very different. While warming up, I had to take several breaks and time outs, I didn't know what was going on. You could wring the sweat out of my clothing! Now that I'm back home, I am afraid to even open that plastic bag I put those clothes in. I might not pass go or collect $200 dollars and go right to the incinerator and break out a new competition wardrobe!
I had a great warm-up and I knew I was ready. The time I posted is a very good time for me seeing that this was my third meet. In past years, I've had my third meet on the board by the first weekend in April. So things are progressing about how they should. Right now, I have the top four fastest times in the World.
Brooks was happy with the performance, my training partner Dwight Thomas got second in 13.41. I was slightly disappointed because toward the end of the race I made two technical mistakes that cost me time, one over the seventh hurdle and one over nine. The hurdles were coming up very fast and at this stage, I don't have the race callousness the be in total control, but that will come with more races.
I'm happy that I came out of the meet unscathed and healthy so I can work on what I need to get done this week at practice. It was great getting a chance to chill and converse with David Payne and Ryan Wilson, a guy I hadn't seen since September 2008.
Event 122 Men 110 Meter Hurdles
WORLD: @ 12.87 6/12/2008 Dayron Robles, Ostrava
Ponce GP: % 13.35 5/16/2009 David Payne, UNITED STATES
National: * 13.61 7/5/2008 HECTOR COTTO, CALI,COLOMBIA
Name Finals Wind
1 David Oliver 13.12% +0.0
2 Dwight Thomas 13.41 +0.0
3 David Payne 13.42 +0.0
4 Ryan Wilson 13.57 +0.0
5 Hector Cotto 13.88 +0.0
6 Andres Amador 14.23 +0.0
7 Favio Vaz Dos Santos 14.64 +0.0
8 Adalberto Amador 15.27 +0.0