May 7, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour announced the signing of hurdler Tim Holmes (St. Petersburg, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 season on Tuesday.
"We are very, very excited to have Tim joining us," Harbour said. "He is an outstanding young man and he will bring a lot to the program next year. Coach Ford did a great job recruiting him and his impact will be felt immediately in the hurdles and on the 4x400-relay team."
Holmes, a Lakewood High School senior, has had an impressive spring. He won the 110-hurdles at the Florida Relays with a personal-best time of 14.06. The mark is currently the fourth fastest in Florida and the 13th best in the country. His best 300-meter hurdle time of the season is 37.09 and that is second best in his state and the sixth fastest in the nation.
He also anchors Lakewood's 4x400-meter relay team, which owns the second-fastest time in the country.
Last weekend at the Big 12 Championships, BU only had one 110-hurdler compete, freshman Bryce Grace, and no athletes in the intermediate hurdles.
"With Bryce and Tim, our hurdle crew will be formidable over the next couple of years," Harbour said.
It is the second Florida signee in less than a month for the Bears as they picked up a commitment from sprinter Trayvon Bromell (Gibbs High School) at the beginning of April.
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