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Former Bainbridge star Ty Akins, right, has met every goal he’s set out to — except one. He wanted to be a state champ for the Bearcats, and he won three. He wanted to get a Division I scholarship, and Auburn gave him a full ride. Then, he wanted to be an NCAA champ, and he won the high hurdles national title. The only prize that has eluded Akins — the sixth-ranked hurdler in the nation — is a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and a medal, which he will get a second shot at tonight at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Ty Akins/Special to The Herald)

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: Bainbridge’s Akins on verge of realizing Olympic dreams

Former Bainbridge track & field star Ty Akins is a strong showing away this weekend at the trials in Oregon from qualifying for next week’s Summer Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles. (ADDS: note on former ASU star Brandon Roulhac reaching triple jump finals Thursday)

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