Brown, the runner-up in the event last year, posted a time of 14.31 seconds finishing second in his own heat as he moves into the finals, which will take place on Saturday at approximately 1:55 pm.
Cory Beebe of Salisbury University registered a time of 14.27 for the top time in the field. In the second heat of the event, Greenville’s Edgar Townsend ran 14.14 however the times in that heat were wind-aided with a 2.7 m/s tailwind. Despite getting help from the wind, Townsend advanced to the final which presents a potential rematch between he and Brown. Back in March, Townsend edged out Brown at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the 55 hurdles.
But Brown maybe running his best right now. After posting provisional times for the NCAAs throughout the season, Brown sent a message last week as he ran 14.36 (automatic qualifying time) at the Lions’ Last Chance Meet held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.