Willingboro High School graduate Issac Williams ran 13.63 to easily advance to the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles Friday evening at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Williams’ time was fifth-fastest of 29 entries.
The top three in each of four heats plus the next six-fastest in the first round advanced to the semis. Williams placed second in the first heat behind Jason Richardson.
Williams, a former Meet of Champions hurdles winner at Willingboro, is having the best season of his life and PR’d at 13.43 in April at the Mt. SAC relays in Norwalk, Calif. He currently is the 10th-ranked American hurdler.
The semifinals are scheduled for 7:25 p.m. Saturday and the finals are set for 8:52 p.m.
Williams recently completed his eligibility at Houston, where he was a second-team All-America hurdler.