Matt Tegenkamp

Brown edged in hurdles

BOSTON -- One-hundredth of a second.

That's virtually nothing flat. But it represents the world to Joel Brown.

The former Woodlawn High and Ohio State star ran his fastest 60-meter high hurdles race of the winter season - a 7.54 performance in the final of the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships last night at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center - only to look up at the giant scoreboard after crossing the finish line to see that he had been nosed out for second place.

In a race won by Howard University grad David Oliver in 7.47, Allen Johnson, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Outdoor championships winner, came up with a desperation lean over the...