Olivier Paul’s first college intermediate hurdles race was a good one. Paul, an Oakcrest graduate, ran 54.97 to win the 400 hurdles on his home track at Stockton University in the Stockton Invitational. Paul won by about four meters.
Paul had a very good indoor season. He was second in the NJAC meet at 400 meters indoors and ran the 400 leg on Stockton’s 10:21.84 distance medley. He made his outdoor debut last weekend with the IH win.
Paul ranks 23rd in NCAA Division 3 and is the No. 3 freshman in the country, according to the Direct Athletics database.
At Oakcrest, Paul ran as fast as 53.65 to win the South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Central Regional in Bayville.
Paul spent last year at Holy Family College in Northeast Philadelphia but according to archived results on the Holy Family web site he never competed for the Tigers.