On the merit of a career-best 12.46 mark -- and the second-best mark of the 2012 London Olympics -- St. Louis native Dawn Harper will advance to the semifinals in the women's 100m hurdle. In the words of Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, Harper's performance was "sick":
Personal best 12.46 for USA's Dawn Harper in the 100-meter hurdle semis. That was a sick heat for her.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 7, 2012
Harper won her heat Tuesday (Heat 1) and managed to post the best time of the day. On Monday, she finished with a 12.75 mark, good for second place in Heat 4. Now she will race with fellow Americans Lolo Jones and Dellie Wells in the finals at 3:00 p.m. CDT, Tuesday afternoon.
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