60-meter hurdles 7.77 110-meter hurdles 13.58
Set the Deaflympic World Record in the 110-meter hurdles, winning the gold medal in Taipei City, Taiwan with a time of 14.16; Top Boilermaker in the 60-meter and 110-meter hurdles; competed in five different events throughout the season; member of top Boilermaker 4x100 and 4x400 teams; competed at both Big Ten Indoor (2/27) and Outdoor (5/15) Championships, placing seventh indoors in the 60-meter hurdles and qualifying for the finals outdoors in the 110-meter hurdles; named Academic All-Big Ten.
Earned his first All-America honor with an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14); won his third-career Big Ten Championship, winning his second straight 110-meter title at the outdoor conference meet (5/17); secured his bid to the national indoor meet with a career-best time of 7.77 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (3/7); advanced to the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (5/30-31) and the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/13) in the 110-meter hurdles for the second consecutive season.
Qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, placing 13th overall at the indoor meet; took third at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in the 110-meter hurdles, posting the second-fastest time in school history at 13.58 and earning USTFCCCA All-Region honors; won a pair of Big Ten Championships and First-Team All-Big Ten awards, capturing the 60-meter hurdle title indoors and the 110-meter hurdle crown outdoors; named Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year after his 60-meter hurdle victory at the conference championships in Madison, Wis.; clocked his career-best time in the 60-meter hurdles twice, winning the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational and Purdue Invitational crowns.
Two-time Michigan State High School Champion in the 110-meter hurdles at Forest Hills Northern High School; state runner-up in the 110-hurdles a sophomore with a top time of 13.70; set the national high school record in the 60-meter hurdles as a senior, clocking a time of 7.85; captured fourth place at the 2006 Nike Indoor National meet in the 60-meter hurdles and fifth at the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals meet in the 110-meter hurdles; named a 2007 Gatorade Athlete of the Year.
Joshua Howard Hembrough was born June 3, 1988, in Orlando, Fla.; is the son of Michael and Karen Hembrough; enjoys watching movies and fishing; majoring in physical education.