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CALVIN DAVIS
Events: 400H
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
PR: 400 45.04 (1993); 400 hurdles 47.91 (1996)
Born: April 2, 1972 in Eutan, Ala.
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Dorchester (Boston, Ma.) '90
College: Wallace State CC '92; Arkansas '94
Coach: Curtis Frye
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: adidas

Career Highlights: 1996 Olympic Games 400mH bronze medalist; 1993 NCAA Outdoor 400m champion;

An NCAA 400m champ indoors, Davis in 1995 was approached by Arkansas assistant coach Steve Silvey about trying the 400 hurdles - only to have Davis reject it. 'You might run 44.5 or 44.7 in the 400 next year,' Silvey argued. 'How many other people are going to be doing the same thing?' Over the winter of 1995, Davis finally decided to make the switch. He would have the opportunity to train with another of Silvey's pupils, 1991 world champion Samuel Matete. 'I picked up the hurdling fast,' recalls Davis. 'Samuel said, 'In two-three years, you'll probably be a good hurdler.' So good, that Davis won bronze at the 1996 Olympics after finishing third at the Olympic Trials. He improved faster than any rookie hurdler since Edwin Moses Davis has had up-and-down success since 1996 but was on an "up" in 2001 after placing second at the 2001 US Outdoor Championships. looks to return to 1996 form under the tutelage of hurdles and 400m coaching guru Curtis Frye.

2002: 4th at USA Outdoors (49.84)1st at Walnut, Calif. (49.20)4th at Belem (49.75)best of 49.20.
2001:
2nd at USA Outdoors (48.75)4th in semifinal at World Outdoors (48.99) did not qualify for final6th at 2001 Goodwill Games (50.14)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 48.75.
2000: 6th at Olympic Trials (49.27)...ranked 6th in U.S. by T&FN...best of 48.92 in Atlanta.
1999: 5th, USA Champs...ranked #10 in world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 48.33.
1998: 7th, USA Champs...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 48.57.
1997: 7th, USA Champs...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 46.14 (indoors) and 48.75.
1996: Bronze medalist at Olympic Games... 3rd, Olympic Trials...ranked #4 in world (#3 in U.S) 400 hurdles by T&FN...bests of 45.06 and 47.91.
1995: 5th, USA Indoors 400...6th, World Indoors 400...8th in semifinals USA Outdoors 400...best of 45.94.
1994: 1st, NCAA Indoors 400...4th in heats of NCAA Outdoor Champs...3rd, USA Outdoor Champs...ranked #10 in 400 by T&FN...best of 45.20.
1993: 2nd, NCAA Indoors 400...1st, NCAA Outdoor Champs 400...ranked #9 in U.S. in 400 by T&FN...best of 45.04
1992: 1st, JUCO Outdoors 400...best of 45.85.

11/12/02