THINGS WERE AS CLOSE as can be as Texas A&M teammates Infinite Tucker and Robert Grant neared the finish of the 400 hurdles at the SEC Championships. In the closing steps Tucker had the narrowest of leads and sealed the deal by going airborne. He soared across the line in what was then the fastest American time of the year, a PR 49.38.
He told ESPN, “Look. I closed my eyes over hurdle 10. I opened it, saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug. That’s all it is.”
Said Aggie coach Pat Henry, “I’ve told Tucker you can’t get there faster diving; just run through and you’ll be fine. He thought he was a swim team guy today.” ◻︎