Posted: 8:15 am Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Video: Davison Colimon’s second chance at state track meet 

By Matt Porter

JACKSONVILLE — Suncoast senior Davison Colimon wanted to win gold in the 110 hurdles at his last state meet. As one of the top-ranked competitors, he had a great shot at doing so.

Until he came crashing to the ground.

Colimon fell in the finals of the 110 hurdles at the Class 2A state track meet at the University of North Florida (read full recap here). Like several others, he tripped on the last row of hurdles.

After he crossed the finish line, Colimon broke into tears. He walked around in a daze. The hurdles were battered — one competitor broke a hurdle with his foot.

Coaches from Suncoast and other schools protested, claiming the hurdles were improperly lined up. After a lengthy meeting of officials and coaches, it was determined the last row was set on the wrong mark, too close to the second-to-last row. The race would be re-run.

Colimon, with scrapes on his legs and tired from running the 300 hurdles in between, finished second. In the video below, see how he earned a hard-won silver medal.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NileXinoIZc