Wilson wins Texas Relays 400m hurdles title with one meet and school record


AUSTIN, TX – Razorback sophomore Britton Wilson delivered an encore performance by winning the 400m hurdles final at the Texas Relays in a meet record of 54.37 seconds, bettering the Arkansas school record qu she established the day before and becoming the 10th performer of all time. college list.

After a 54.65 in Thursday’s prelims, Wilson had the plan for another stellar performance and delivered. She bettered the field by more than two seconds breaking the Texas Relays record of 54.60 set in 2003 by Raasin McIntosh of Texas.

“It was really, really great,” Wilson noted. “The crowd had a lot of energy and it was a great experience. I heard from a lot of friends and family after yesterday’s race. Everyone has been so supportive.

“My technique over the last four hurdles was much better today, but obviously there is still work to be done. I think the technique will be my biggest reflection to go further. I’m really happy with these two performances and I feel good. So, I think there is more to come.

Wilson’s runner-up in the final was Duke’s Lauren Hoffman in 56.55 while Howard’s Jessica Wright was third in 57.36.

Wilson also bettered the all-time fastest March time by an American and college student while recording her fifth UA school record this year.

Saturday’s action in the Texas Relays will likely involve Wilson on the Razorback’s 4×400 relay.

In the invitational 400m hurdles, Arkansas volunteer Shamier Little took the win in 56.77 to a 57.93 from Robyn Brown of the Philippines.

In qualifying races held on Friday, the Razorbacks advanced the 4×100 relay to the final with Jada Baylark in the 100m as well as Jayla Hollis and Yoveinny Mota in the 100m hurdles.

Running at 9:35, Arkansas finished second in their preliminary heat clocking 44.00 seconds with a lineup of Rosey Effiong, Baylark, Hollis and Joanne Reid.

The Razorbacks posted the sixth-fastest time among the nine schools advancing to the final on Saturday. Texas Tech won the set with Arkansas in 43.62, which was second fastest overall behind a 42.42 time lead by Texas in another set.

Other schools in the 4×100 Finals include LSU (43.63), Texas A&M (43.88), USC (43.96), Florida (44.10), Baylor (44.51), and Oklahoma (44. 74).

Hollis and Mota advanced to the 100m hurdles final despite being runners-up in their respective heats. Hollis ran 13.07 (1.3 wind) behind a 12.97 for Ackera Nugent of Baylor while Mota posted a 1323 (1.1) behind a 12.98 for Alia Armstrong of LSU. The overall lead time was 12.87 by Texas A&M’s Kayla Robinson.

Running in the 100m preliminaries at 11:16 a.m., Baylark produced a time of 11.16 (1.2 wind) to claim his heat and post the second-fastest time among the qualifiers for the final. USC’s Celera Barnes led the pack with an 11.07 (1.2).

Reid clocked 11.53 (1.2) to place fourth in his heat and 13and overall, narrowly missing the final qualifying time of 11.51 which was produced by three other sprinters.

Already seeded in the 4×400 Invitational relay on Saturday, Arkansas raced through the 4×400 preliminary section on Friday and posted a 3:31.87 lead time with a quartet of ‘Ashanti Denton, Paris Peoples, Effiong and Reid. Effiong provided a 51.27 spread on his leg.

The second fastest time was 3:32.60 by Texas, who won the next run.

Texas Relay | Arkansas Timetable

saturday | March 26

1:35 p.m. Relay 4×100 – Jada Baylark, Joanne Reid, Jayla Hollis, Rosie Effiong, Yoveinny Mota
2:20 p.m. 100m hurdles FINAL – Jayla Hollis, Yoveinny Mota
3:15 p.m. 100m FINAL –Jada Baylark
4:55 p.m. Relay 4×400 Invitational – Rosey Effiong, Jayla Hollis, Paris Peoples, Britton Wilson

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