Randolph Duane Ross (born 5 December 1972 in Shelby) is a retired American track and field athlete who specialized in the 110 meters hurdles. He attended Clemson University where he was the 1995 NCAA champion in the event; and went on to win the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. He qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics, but did not manage to make the final.
As a college athlete at
Clemson University, he won the 110 m hurdles at the 1995 NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the Clemson Tigers. He made his first appearance on the world track stage at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships, where he finished fourth in the 60 meters hurdles competition, just behind compatriot Tony Dees. He returned at the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Maebashi, but again failed to reach the podium with another fourth place finish, this time losing out to Falk Balzer. He had greater success outdoors that year, as he won the bronze medal in the 110 m hurdles at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in his career personal best time of 13.12 seconds. An appearance at the 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Final, however, brought yet another fourth place finish. [1 ]
He was the runner up at the 2004
United States Olympic Trials and competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He failed to reach the final after running 13.30 seconds for fifth place in the semi-finals of the men's hurdles competition. [2 ]
Following analysis of information received from BALCO in 2010, Ross was called to testify in a case against his coach
Trevor Graham, Ross then was suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and all his results from November 2001 onwards were disqualified. He was punished for attempted use, possession, and trafficking of [3 ] performance-enhancing drugs. [4 ]
Ross is currently the Director of Track and Field at
North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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