EUGENE, OREGON (WWBT) - A Chesapeake native will be heading to Rio next month as part of America's Olympic team after finishing second in the 400-meter hurdle finals Sunday.
Byron Robinson, who WAVY 10 in Hampton Roads reports graduated from Western Branch High School, finished second in the event with a time of 48.79 seconds. Robinson was overcome by emotion when he realized he qualified for the Olympic games.
"It's a dream come true. It really is," Robinson remarked during his post-race interview on NBC.
Robinson was the 2016 Big 12 Champion at the University of Texas and finished behind first-place Kerron Clement and just ahead of Michael Tinsley.
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