EUGENE, OR (WAVY) – Chesapeake’s Grant Holloway remains on top of the world. The graduate of Grassfield High School and record-setting national champion at the University of Florida successfully defended his world title in the 110-meter hurdles on Sunday afternoon with a time of 13.03 seconds.

Holloway became the first American hurdler ever to win a world championship on U.S. soil. He won his first world title in Doha, Qatar in 2019, and fell just short of a gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo last summer.

The race was not without controversy. Devon Allen, the only hurdler to best Holloway in the 110-meter hurdle earlier this season, was disqualified for an early start.