Event: 110m Hurdles
PR: 12.95 (2008)
Current Residence: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Denver (Colo.) East HS ‘00
College: Howard ‘04
Coach: Brooks Johnson
Agent: Marisa Reich
Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist; 2008 USA Indoor champ; 2-time NCAA All American; 3rd at 2007 USA Outdoor Champs
With his third place finish at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, Oliver qualified for the Team USA roster for the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He ended the 2007 campaign with his first-ever world ranking from Track & Field News (#9). Oliver enjoyed a strong season in 2006, highlighted with his win in 13.25 seconds at the Berlin ISTAF Golden League meet in September when he defeated many of the world's biggest names in the 110m hurdles including 1996 Olympic gold medalist and multi world champion Allen Johnson, 2006 NCAA Outdoor champion Aires Merritt, Cuban record holder Dayrion Robles, 2006 European champion Stanislav Olijars and 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Maurice Wignall. The first two-time NCAA All-American in any sport from Howard University, Oliver, who owns both the Howard school and MEAC indoor and Outdoor hurdles records, was the school's first track and field athlete to earn that distinction since Calvin Branch in 1982. Also a football player at Howard, Oliver graduated with a BBA in marketing in the fall of 2004.
2008: USA Indoor champ (7.47)...1st at Doha (12.95) ... 3rd at Olympic Games in Beijing in 110mH (13.18)
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoor Championships (13.18)... 4th in semis at World Outdoors (13.42)...2nd at USA Indoors (7.51)...1st at Tyson Invitational (7.60)...3rd at Reebok Indoor Games (7.61)...2nd at Doha (13.14PR)...3rd at adidas Track Classic (13.29)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (13.28)...6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (13.42)...2nd at Madrid (13.45)...4th at Monaco (13.30)...2nd at Athens (13.14PR)...5th at Paris (13.27)...ranked #9 in world, #6 U.S. by T&FN...best of 13.14.
2006: 5th in semis at USA Outdoors (13.49)...1st at Dubnica (13.20PR)...1st at Berlin (13.25)...5th at World Athletics Final (13.24)...ranked #7 in world (#5 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 13.20.
2005: Best of 13.29.
2004: 6th in opening round at NCAA Outdoors (13.90)...MEAC Outdoor champ (13.81)...best of 13.55.