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Wayne Davis II
Position: Hurdles
Other Position: Hurdles
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
High School: Southeast
Experience: 1 Letter

College Career Bests:

60H - 7.59, 110H - 13.38, 13.14w (2013)

60H - 7.70, 110H - 13.37, 13.26w (2012)

60H - 7.75, 110H - 13.54 (2011)

High School: 55H - 7.05, 60H - 7.60 (HS), 110H - 13.08 (HS) / 14.36 (39")

2013 (JUNIOR): Placed first in nine races this outdoor season over the 110 hurdles, including prelims and finals ... His first race back to action following an injury that knocked him out of action for a month had Davis placing second to Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt during the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational ... In winning the NCAA Championship title with a wind-aided 13.14, Davis recorded the second fastest time in the history of the national championships, trailing only a 12.91w mark set by Renaldo Nehemiah in 1979 ... Under all-conditions, Davis moved to No. 2 performer on the all-time collegiate list with the third fastest performance ... His 13.14 is the collegiate leader for 2013 under all-conditions and is the fastest time ever recorded by an Aggie hurdler ... Davis shares the A&M school record with Larry Wade with a 13.37 ... After placing second in the 60 hurdles indoors at both the SEC and NCAA Championships with career best times of 7.65 and 7.59, Davis opened the outdoor campaign over 110 hurdles with a 13.54 victory at Arizona State .... A month later, he clocked 13.65 as the runner-up to Merritt (13.37) at LSU ... Then a Penn Relays victory in 13.67 preceded Davis’ win at SEC, with a season legal-wind best of 13.45 ... Running a 13.27w at the NCAA West preliminary round in Austin made Davis the No. 1 seed heading into Eugene ... The NCAA semifinal at Hayward Field had Davis clocking a windy 13.25 to win his heat and he advanced to the final with the second best time behind a 13.24w from Clemson’s Spencer Adams ... In the final, held on the last day of the NCAA Championships, Davis was flanked by Adams and Florida’s Eddie Lovett, who had claimed the indoor SEC and NCAA 60H titles ... A strong start by Davis and a clean race over the hurdles produced his time of 13.14w as he bettered the field by 0.18 of a second with Lovett second in 13.32w and Adams third at 13.34w ... Summer action for Davis included runner-up finishes at the Trinidad & Tobago Championships (13.30w) as well as the Central American and Caribbean Championships (13.50A) ... A season best of 13.38 in the prelims of the World Championships preceded a 13.47 in the semifinals.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Represented Trinidad & Tobago in the London Olympics, advanced to the semifinals of the 110 hurdles ... Posted times of 13.52 in the prelims and 13.49 in the semifinal at the Olympic Stadium ... NCAA runner-up in 110 hurdles with a 13.60 ... Won Trinidad National Championship with a 13.62 ... Claimed Big 12 title with a national record of 13.37 that tied the Texas A&M school record held by Larry Wade (1998) ... Advanced to the finals of the NCAA Championship with wind-aided times of 13.58 (4.6) and 13.31 (4.1) during the NCAA West preliminary rounds in Austin ... In the NCAA semifinal, clocked a wind-aided 13.26 (2.2) ... Opened the outdoor season winning the ASU Baldy Castillo Invitational in 13.72w, placed second at USC Trojan Invitational in 13.93 ... Finished sixth at Texas Relays (13.77w), second at Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (13.70w), fourth at Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational (13.86w) and third at LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (13.56w) ... Ran 13.71 to place fourth at Penn Relays.

Indoors (JUNIOR): Ran a career best 7.70 for seventh place in the 60 hurdles at the NCAA Championships ... Fell during the Big 12 final and placed eighth in 8.38 ... Won three races indoors - Reveille (7.87), A&M 10-Team (7.91), and A&M Mondo Challenge (7.78 to equal meet record) ... Runner-up at A&M vs. LSU Dual (7.93) ... Recorded a then PR of 7.74 for fourth place at New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City.

2011 (FRESHMAN): Lowered his personal best in the collegiate 110 hurdles five times during the season, starting with a 13.89 to win the Arizona State Invitational and topping off with a 13.54 during the semifinals of the NCAA Championships ... In between he recorded times of 13.71, 13.63, and 13.58 ... Earned key points on the final day of the national meet by placing sixth in the NCAA 110 hurdle final, clocking a wind-aided time of 13.60 ... Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships with a then PR of 13.63 ... Opened the outdoor season with a 14.09 victory at the Aztec Invitational ... Also won titles at Florida's Tom Jones Memorial (13.75w) and Baylor's Michael Johnson Classic (13.71) ... Finished fourth at Penn Relays (13.80) and LSU Invitational (14.23), but did not advance out of prelims of Texas Relays ...

Indoors (SOPHOMORE): Had a set of three personal best races over 60 meter hurdles, topped by a 7.75 that earned a silver medal at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished eighth in the NCAA Championship final, running a time of 7.85 ... Placed second in five home meets - Reveille Invitational (7.85), Texas A&M Challenge (7.94), LSU Dual (7.84), Texas A&M Challenge II (7.81) and Texas A&M Challenge III (7.81) ... Fourth at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in 7.83.

2010 (FRESHMAN): A back injury curtailed his debut season with the Aggies ... Limited to action during the indoor season, Davis recorded a best of 7.99 in his first race for A&M, winning the Reveille Invitational ... Placed sixth (8.26) at A&M Invitational and second (8.06) at Texas dual meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Southeast High School in Raleigh, North Carolina ... Lettered four years ... Also competed for two years with club coach Steve McGill ... Set a World Junior record of 13.08 in winning the Pan Am Junior Championship in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the native home of his parents ... Also set national high school records in 55 hurdles (7.05) and 60 hurdles (7.60) ... Ran his 7.60 to win 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals title ... Broke national record in 55 hurdles with a 7.06 clocking at 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals, then lowered it to 7.05 in 2009 during the North Carolina 4A State Indoor Championships ... Named to ESPN/RISE All-Decade All-Americans in track and field ... Claimed a World Youth title in Ostrava, Czech Republic, as a sophomore in the summer of 2007, running 13.18 over 36-inch hurdles to set a World Junior record for that height of hurdles ... Also in 2009 he defended his 110-hurdle title at North Carolina 4A State meet (13.58) and won the Prep Classic in Atlanta (13.65) ... Captured wins at Great Southwest (13.35A), Golden West (13.56) and National Scholastic Championships (13.37) ... Won 2009 USATF Junior Championships with a 13.16 clocking in Eugene, Oregon ... Qualified for U.S. junior team that traveled to Pan Am Juniors ... 2008 campaign included a title in 60 hurdles (7.62) at Nike Indoor Nationals ... Finished second in 110 hurdles (13.85) at North Carolina 4A State meet ... Won Caribbean Scholastic meet in Carolina, Puerto Rico, with a 13.76 ... Burst onto international scene in 2007 ... Placed third at Nike Indoor Nationals in 7.83 (60H) ... Then won the 110 hurdle title at Nike Outdoor Nationals in 13.65 ... Claimed USATF Junior Olympic 110 hurdle title in 13.74 ... Selected to U.S. team that traveled to World Youth Championships in Czech Republic ... After clocking 13.38 in heats and 13.44 in semifinals, Davis II set the World Junior record for 36-inch hurdles with a winning time of 13.18 seconds.

PERSONAL: Wayne Courtney Davis II is the son of Wayne and Anne Marie Davis, born August 22, 1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina ... Has a sister, Danielle ... Majoring in Kinesiology with an interest in sports medicine ... Decided in summer of 2011 to represent Trinidad & Tobago in international competitions.

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