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Leford Green advances in Olympic hurdles

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Leford Green, the Jamaican track star who was a standout at Johnson C. Smith University, has qualified for the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Early Friday, Green finished second in his heat with a time of 49.30. American Michael Tinsley came in first with a time of 49.13.

Twenty-four runners advanced to the semifinals out of six opening round heats.

The semifinals will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (EST) inside Olympic Stadium.

Green ran his best time in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2010 CAC Championships in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, when he finished with a time of 48.47. He is a native of St. Catherine, Jamaica and is a three-time national champion in the event. He clocked a time of 48.88 to win the event at the 2012 Jamaica National Senior Championships.

The semifinals can be viewed live at http://www.nbcolympics.com/.

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