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Jeffrey Demps' Olympic dreams end in semis; Should he stick to track?

GAINESVILLE -- Congrats to UF incoming freshman Jeffrey Demps, who advanced to the semifinals of the 100-meter dash in the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trails.Only a high school graduate and already Demps (a running back and state champion sprinter from South Lake High) is one of our country's fastest men. The U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in widely considered the world's toughest competition for sprinters.

Looks like Chris Rainey and Percy Harvin might have some competition as the fastest man on the fastest college football team in America. That is, if Jeffrey Demps still wants to play college football. Should he? With such a clearly defined future in track, should Demps risk all that to play football? The smart money is with track.

In other action from Eugene, Ore., former Florida track star Kerron Clement qualified for the Olympics in 400-meter hurdles. Clement placed second in the 400 finals with a time of 48.36. Welcome to the U.S. Olympic team, Mr. Clement.

-jo- 

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