June 27, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Baylor track and field hurdler Tiffani McReynolds recorded the sixth-fastest time, 12.77, in a field of 18 runners to advance to the 100-hurdle semifinals at the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday.
The Kansas City, Mo., product took second in her heat to automatically qualify for Saturday's semifinals at 1 p.m. CT.
McReynolds' time was the fastest-time of her career with a legal wind under 2.0 m/s.
McReynolds' time was the third-fastest of her career overall and her second-best of the season, after her school record performance of 12.59 at the Big 12 Championships.
McReynolds ran a 12.78 at the NCAA Championships on May 14.
TOP QUOTE #1
"She got a very start and had a pretty clean race. It was awesome to see her achieve a wind-legal PR. I am looking forward to tomorrow's semifinal."- head coach Todd Harbour on Tiffani McReynolds
TOP QUOTE #2
"It was a super race for Lil Bit. She pushed out well for the start. The first four hurdles were great and she finished strong. I am very pleased with her race."- associate coach Michael Ford on Tiffani McReynolds
All four of Baylor's participants will be in action at the USATF Championships on Saturday. McReynolds will lead off with the 100-hurdle semifinals at 1 p.m. CT. Everett Walker will compete in the first round of the 200 meters at 1:20 p.m. CT, while Ashley Fields opens her quest in the 200 meters at 2:20 p.m. CT. Rachel Johnson will run in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 3:56 p.m. CT.
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COMPLETE BAYLOR RESULTS
6. Tiffani McReynolds (JR) - 12.77Q (third-fastest in school history)
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