Ex-Wolverine Porter makes U.S. Olympic track team

The Detroit News
Jeff Porter wins his heat during the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials Saturday.

The hurdles will be a Wolverine family affair in Rio.

Former Michigan All-American Jeff Porter took third in a photo finish in the men's 110-meter hurdles Saturday night at the U.S. track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., to earn a berth in next month's Rio Olympics.

He'll join his wife, Tiffany (Ofili) Porter, and her younger sister, Cindy Ofili -- both former Michigan stars themselves -- competing in Rio. They qualified last month for Great Britain's Olympic team in the women's 100-meter hurdle event.

Oregon's Devon Allen won Saturday's men's final in Eugene in a time of 13.03. Ronnie Ash and Porter both were timed in 13.21, just edging out reigning Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt, who was fourth in 13.22.