LONDON (WAVY) - Hampton's T'Erea Brown was an NCAA champion when she ran for the University of Miami. She will be racing in the 400m hurdles Wednesday during her first Olympic Games.
Brown ran a personal best time of 54.21 to advance to the finals. She posted the fifth-fastest time heading into the finals. The 22-year-old graduated from Hampton High School and is one of three Americans advancing to the finals.
Brown was given the name T'Erea, pronounced T-air-ah, from her aunt. She'll join Americans Lashinda Demus, who won her heat, and Georganne Moline in the finals.
A big 'good luck' sign is hanging outside of her high school in Hampton, Va.
Heading into the London Games, Brown was ranked sixth in the world in the 400m hurdles.
She's one of eight runners to qualify for the race Wednesday. You can watch her run for gold on WAVY-TV 10 Wednesday night.
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