Track & Field 2k21: Top 100-meter Hurdlers in Big Ten
Kimbro, Tobias, Pyles top three in conference
Top 100-meter Hurdles Times Big Ten
Jenny Kimbro, Iowa 13.46
Senior Jenny Kimbro started her final collegiate outdoor season with a win at the Big Ten Invite #1 in Bloomington, Indiana. She ran a time of 13.46, finishing ahead of her freshman teammates Tionna Tobias and Myreanna Bebe. Kimbro is hoping to win her first outdoor conference championship. She was the Big Ten 60-meter hurdles champ during the 2019 indoor season.
Tionna Tobias, Iowa 13.58
Tionna Tobias was a runner-up in her first outdoor collegiate meet. She ran a time of 13.58 at the Big Ten Invite #1. At this year's Big Ten indoor championship meet, she placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles final. Tobias got two 60-meter hurdles wins during the indoor season. She took first at the Hawkeye Border Battle and Husker Triangular.
Alexus Pyles, Ohio State 13.69
Senior Alexus Pyles recorded her best time in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the Maryland B1G Invite at 13.69, in College Park, Maryland. The victory was her first collegiate win in the 100-meter hurdles. Like Kimbro, she hopes to get her first Big Ten title in the event as well. She came closest to getting an indoor title when she placed third in the 60-meter hurdles during the 2019 Big Ten indoor championship meet.
Yasmin Brooks, Penn State 13.78
Junior Yasmin Brooks placed second to Ohio State's Alexus Pyles at the Maryland B1G Invite. Her time of 13.78 put her ahead of seniors Nadia Hackett (Maryland) and Madeline Holmberg (Penn State). Brooks participated in three home meets during the indoor season. She captured a win at the Nittany Lion Opener, with a winning time of 8.58, that topped a field of eight competitors. All runners were from either Penn State, Maryland and Rutgers. Brooks place third in the Penn State Invitational and second in the Penn State Tri meet.
Myreanna Bebe, Iowa 13.38
Freshman Myreanna Bebe placed third in a field of 19 athletes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big Ten Invite #1. Her time of 13.83 was her best finish so far in both this year's indoor or outdoor seasons. She started her indoor season with a fourth place finish in the Husker Quad where she competed against teammates and opponents from Nebraska. Bebe finished fifth at the Hawkeye B1G Invitational, also held during indoor season.
K'Ja Talley, Purdue 13.88
Freshman K'Ja Talley placed fourth at the Big Ten Invite #1 with a finish of 13.88. Talley competed in five indoor meets during her first collegiate season. She had her top 60-meter hurdles time at 8.46 when she had the fourth best preliminary time at the Big Ten Indoor championship meet. That time allowed her to qualify for the conference final. Talley placed fourth during the indoor season at the Hawkeye B1G Invitational and Hoosier Hills Invitational.
Michaiah Thomas, Michigan 13.98
While she has competed for Michigan since 2018, this is only Michaiah Thomas' second outdoor season as a collegiate athlete. Her time of 13.98 was fifth at the Big Ten Invite #1. Her lone hurdles win on the college level came at the 2019 Alex Wilson Invitational when she took a 60-meter hurdles victory. In 2020 she qualified for her first Big Ten indoor final, when she competed in the 60-meter hurdles championship race.
Theresa Mayanja, Michigan 14.00
Theresa Mayanja is a multi-event athlete. One of her events is the 100-meter hurdles. She finished at 14 seconds, which was wind aided at 3.6, for the first time in her collegiate career. Mayanja placed sixth at the Big Ten Invite #1. During the indoor season she placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at the UM B1G Silverston Invitational.