Cougar Alum Dominique Arnold Breaks American High Hurdles Record

July 12, 2006

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Dominique Arnold, a former All-American at Washington State University, broke the American record for the men's high hurdles Tuesday, July 11, at the IAAF Super Grand Prix `Athletissima' meet at Lausanne, Switzerland, the first of two Swiss legs of the 2006 IAAF World Athletics Tour.

Arnold ran a time of 12.90 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles race and was the runner-up to China's Liu Xiang, who ran a world record time of 12.28 seconds. The previous American high hurdles record was a time of 12.92, set by Roger Kingdom in 1989 in Zurich, and equaled twice by Allen Johnson during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Arnold, the reigning U.S. champion, had a previous personal-best time of 13.02 seconds.

At the same meet, Cougar alum and current U.S. 1500m champion Bernard Lagat, finished third in the men's 1500m race with a time of 3 minutes, 32.19 seconds. Kenya's Shadrack Korir won the race with a time of 3:31.96.

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