March 14, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Baylor track and field senior Tiffani McReynolds qualified for her fourth-straight 60-meter hurdle finals on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Out of the blocks, McReynolds started fast and closed well, but a stumble before the first hurdle cost her speed in the middle as she finished second in her heat with a time of 8.07. That mark ended up being fourth-best on the day.
The Kansas City, Kan., native will go for her fourth-straight indoor All-America honor on Saturday in the finals of the event, which begin at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Baylor's other competitor on the first day of action, freshman Trayvon Bromell, missed out on qualifying for the finals of the 60-meter dash by .01 seconds. The St. Petersburg, Fla., product tied a career-best mark of 6.65, but finished 10th overall.
- McReynolds clocked the seventh-fastest time in school history. She owns all 10 of the school's best times in the event.
- McReynolds' time was her third-fastest of 2014. She had previously run 8.05 twice.
- McReynolds will look to become the first BU athlete, male or female, to earn All-America honors in the same individual event at the indoor national meet for four straight years.
STAT OF THE DAY
.01 - the time freshman Trayvon Bromell finished outside the finals of the 60-meter dash
TOP QUOTE #1
"Tiffani makes it look so easy that you kind of take it for granted. However it is really, really hard. There are a lot of athletes that have accomplished great things that don't get to experience that. The consistency she has had is amazing. She is a special young lady and I am excited to see what she can do tomorrow. It is going to be a great race." - head coach Todd Harbour on McReynolds' performance
TOP QUOTE #2
"For Trayvon to get into the meet last minute and then just miss making the final is impressive. I was proud of him. He competed hard. I know he was disappointed not to make the finals, but he has a very bright future. It was a good experience for him to be here and I promise you he will be back plenty more times." - Harbour on Bromell's performance
TOP QUOTE #3
"There's more work to be done and I am coming with a vengeance tomorrow in the finals." - Tiffani McReynolds on her performance
TWEET OF THE DAY
Baylor will be back in action at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday. The BU triple jumpers will open things on day two with Felix Obi and Brianna Richardson beginning at 7 p.m. CT. McReynolds will run in the finals of the 60-hurdles at 7:30 p.m. CT and Rachel Johnson closes out the night by taking part in the 3,000 meters at 8:55 p.m. CT.
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