Hansle Parchment Clocks National Record at Prefontaine

Jamaica’s 2012 Olympic 110-meter hurdles bronze medalist Hansle Parchment ran a world-leading time of 13.05 seconds (0.9m/s), a national record, to win the event at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon today.

Parchment, who turns 23 in two weeks, lowered his own personal best and Jamaica record of 13.12, which he registered at the London Olympics behind the American pair of Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson. In winning the race today, Parchment defeated Cuba’s Orlando Ortega (13.08) and USA’s David Oliver (13.10). His compatriot Andrew Riley was fifth in a season best 13.20.