Jones Memorial — Holloway Hurdles 13.16

Gainesville, Florida, April 13—Grant Holloway has the potential to be an all-time great in multiple events, but based on current form, let’s suggest that the straightaway hurdles is his best discipline. At least for now.

That was the message hammered home at the Tom Jones Memorial, as the 20-year-old Gator supersoph ran away from the field in moving to =No. 2 on the all-time list with his world-leading 13.16 PR. Alabama’s Ruebin Walters was a well-back 2nd despite running 13.31, just 0.01 off his PR.

Said Florida head Mike Holloway, “We’ve seen that in practice and knew it was coming. I didn’t know it was coming today, but I knew it was coming. Grant has the ability to rise up to the occasion. He knew there were some good hurdlers here, and I warned him and said, ‘Look, this is your home turf. You need to defend it.’ He defended it well.”

Grant (no relation) said, “I never really go out here and chase a time. Coach Holloway’s been ramping on me about being the best executor we can be. Today, we just came out and executed on all cylinders.

“It was a great day. I was glad I did it, because I knew I had the capability. I just didn’t know when it was going to happen, and I didn’t want to wait until towards the end of the season. I’m glad it came now so we’ve got more building blocks going toward SECs, Nationals, USAs.”

The 12 Fastest Collegiate Hurdle Times Ever
13.00 Renaldo Nehemiah (Maryland) 5/06/79
13.16 Nehemiah 4/14/79
Devon Allen (Oregon) 6/14/14
Grant Holloway (Florida) 4/13/18
13.18 Aleec Harris (USC) 5/31/14
Harris 6/14/14
13.20 Wayne Davis’ (Texas A&M) 5/31/14
13.21 Aries Merritt (Tennessee) 6/09/06
Jason Richardson (South Carolina) 5/31/08
Omar McLeod’ (Arkansas) 4/25/15

On getting into the upper reaches of the all-time list, Holloway said, “Devon Allen is definitely one of my role models. Renaldo Nehemiah is the last one we’ve got to capture. I don’t know what it’s going to take. I don’t know when it’s going to happen. I’m going to keep working my butt off here at practice and make sure I execute.”

Overall, it was a day in which the Pearcy Beard Track’s straightaway was happy to cough up fast times.

In the men’s 100, young pro Noah Lyles ran the fastest time of his life, a 9.86w (wind 4.1). In another section, Alabama junior Keitavious Walter took over the yearly American and collegiate leads with his PR 10.12.

The women’s 100 also provided a U.S. leader as world champ Tori Bowie sped to an 11.04, aided by a mild 0.2 breeze.


TOM JONES MEMORIAL MEN’S RESULTS

Gainesville, Florida, April 13—

100: I(4.1)–1. Noah Lyles (Pure) 9.86w (a-c WL, AL);

2. Isiah Young (Nik) 9.92w; 3. Alonso Edward’ (Pan) 10.05w; 4. **Cravont Charleston (NCSt) 10.10w; 5. Jeff Demps (API) 10.12w; 6. Derick Silva’ (Bra) 10.13w; 7. Justin Walker (StarA) 10.16w; 8. Xavier Atkins’ (Bah) 10.24w.

III(2.1)–1. *Ryan Clark (Fl) 10.16w; 2. ***Hakim Sani Brown’ (Fl) 10.19w; 3. Kareem Fair (B-C) 10.22w; 4. *Michael Timpson (Fl) 10.25w.

V(0.9)–1. *Keitavious Walter (Al) 10.12 PR (AL, CL).

200: I(0.3)–1. LaShawn Merritt (Nik) 20.48; 2. Churandy Martina’ (Hol) 20.58; 3. Wallace Spearmon (unat) 20.64; 4. Ahmed Ali’ (Sud) 20.73.

III(3.1)–1. *Andre Ewers (FlSt) 20.05w (a-c AL, CL);

2. Derick Silva’ (Bra) 20.28w; 3. **Dylan Peebles (NCSt) 20.46w; 4. *Shannon Patterson (NCSt) 20.65w; 5. Timpson 20.66w.

400: 1. Josephus Lyles (adi) 45.28 PR; 2. Christian Taylor (unat) 45.44; 3. ***Chantz Sawyers’ (Fl) 45.71 PR; 4. Steven Gayle’ (Jam) 45.88; 5. *Kunle Fasasi’ (Fl) 45.93.

800: 1. Andrés Arroyo’ (PR) 1:48.26; 2. Jonathan Moore (B-C) 1:48.89; 3. *Nick Morken (NFl) 1:48.90 PR.

1500: 1. Arroyo’ 3:43.97.

110H(1.9): 1. **Grant Holloway (Fl) 13.16 PR (WL, AL, CL) (=2, =2 C);

2. Ruebin Walters’ (Al) 13.31; 3. Gabriel Constantino’ (Bra) 13.38 PR; 4. Freddie Crittenden (unat) 13.45; 5. Tremayne Banks (unat) 13.57 PR; 6. Deuce Carter’ (Jam) 13.64; 7. Yanick Hart’ (Jam) 13.71.

400H: 1. Annsert Whyte’ (Jam) 49.36;

2. TJ Holmes (Nik) 49.59 (AL);

3. Eric Futch (adi) 50.11; 4. Kalmon Stokes (unat) 50.59.

4 x 100: 1. USA Blue 38.73 (AL) (Demps, Walker, Young, Spearmon);

2. Florida 38.96 (Timpson, Sawyers’, Holloway, Clark); 3. Alabama 39.72; 4. Florida State 39.82; 5. TCU 39.87; 6. NC State 39.96.

4 x 400: 1. Florida 3:03.07 (Fasasi’, Holloway, Sawyers’, Vedel’).

Field Events

HJ: 1. **Clayton Brown’ (Fl) 7-4¼ (2.24) PR; 2. **Shelby McEwen (Al) 7-1¾ (2.18); 3. *Jhonny Victor (Fl) 7-1¾ PR.

PV: 1. *David Bell (SFl) 17-7 (5.36) PR.

TJ: 1. Scotty Newton (TCU) 53-7½w (16.34) (51-7¼/15.73); 2. KeAndre Bates (Fl) 53-2¾w (16.22); 3. ***Chengetayi Mapaya’ (TCU) 53-1¾ (16.20).

DT: 1. **Ryan Camp (TCU) 185-3 (56.46).

HT: 1. *Anders Eriksson’ (Fl) 241-5 (73.58) PR; 2. ***Thomas Mardal’ (Fl) 227-0 (69.19); 3. *AJ McFarland (Fl) 223-0 (67.99).

TOM JONES MEMORIAL WOMEN’S RESULTS

100: I(0.2)–1. Tori Bowie (Pure) 11.04 (AL, l-a WL);

2. Jamile Samuel’ (Hol) 11.23; 3. Naomii Sedney’ (Hol) 11.24 PR; 4. Dezerea Bryant (Nik) 11.27; 5. Jura Levy’ (Jam) 11.30.

II(2.4)–1. *Gabriele Cunningham (NCSt) 11.25w; 2. Kaylin Whitney (Nik) 11.45w.

200(-0.4): 1. Joanna Atkins (LSpeed) 22.75; 2. Samuel’ 22.83; 3. Bryant 22.93; 4. Kyra Jefferson (Nik) 23.08; 5. Whitney 23.25.

II(-0.7)–1. ***Tamara Clark (Al) 22.57 PR (7, x AJ);

2. Cunningham 23.31; 3. ***Daija Lampkin (Al) 23.36.

400: 1. Shakima Wimbley (adi) 50.18 PR; 2. Jessica Beard (adi) 50.75; 3. Taylor Washington (adi) 51.76 PR; 4. Joanna Atkins (LSpeed) 51.80.

800: 1. *Kristen Metcalfe (EmR) 2:06.46.

100H(1.8): 1. Raven Clay (unat) 13.04; 2. **Brandee Johnson (Fl) 13.21.

400H: I–1. Janeil Bellille’ (Tri) 57.40; 2. Johnson 57.94; 3. Kiah Seymour (unat) 58.06; 4. *Lexi Aitken (TCU) 59.27; 5. Latosha Wallace (unat) 59.50.

II–1. Kaitlin Walker (Al) 58.34 PR; 2. ***Nikki Stephens (Fl) 58.82 PR.

4 x 100: 1. Holland 43.04; 2. Alabama 43.26 (Lampkin, Clark, Darius, Roberson); 4. Bethune-Cookman 44.98.

4 x 400: 1. USA Blue 3:29.54; 2. Florida 3:33.71; 3. Alabama 3:34.37.

Field Events

LJ: 1. *Yanis David’ (Fl) 21-11½w (6.69) (20-2½/6.16); 2. Darrielle McQueen (Fl) 21-½w (6.41) (20-10¾/6.37); 3. ***Monae’ Nichols (B-C) 20-8w (6.30) (20-5¾/6.24); 4. Filippa Fotopoulou’ (Al) 20-7 (6.27); 5. *Kiara Williams (Al) 20-3¾ (6.19).

SP: 1. Melisssa Boekelman’ (Hol) 58-3 (17.75); 2. Lloydricia Cameron (Fl) 57-11¼ (17.66) PR; 3. *Portious Warren’ (Al) 55-4¾ (16.88).

DT: 1. Kellion Knibb’ (Jam) 193-3 (58.91); 2. Vanessa Kamga’ (Swe) 178-6 (54.41); 3. Cameron 174-0 (53.04).

JT: 1. Coralys Ortiz’ (PR) 189-1 (57.63); 2. Avione Allgood (Fl) 173-4 (52.83).

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