As we turn the corner toward the last remaining state championship events across the country, performances in the 100/110m hurdles are gaining ground against their all-time counterparts.
Here, we examine the current crop of national leaders in both the boys 110m and girls 100m hurdles against all-time best performances in our database.
A few things come to mind.
- Agoura (Ca.) High's Tara Davis has had a remarkable season in the event. Her wind-legal 13.01 second time at Arcadia Invitational stands as a top 10 mark all-time, but what's more important is that she did it against over the high school season. Every single competitor with a faster all-time mark achieved that performance past the high school season. Davis also ran the No. 2 best all conditions mark of all-time this past week at CIF SS Prelims, going 12.89 seconds.
- The top five girls on our all-time list -- not including Candy Young's 12.95 second effort in 1979 -- all achieved their marks from 2014 until now, meaning the last four years have been incredibly fast.
- Winfield City (AL) High's Trey Cunningham only competed twice following his top 10 all-time performance in the 110m hurdles. Injury likely derailed his hopes. But that's crazy considering Cunningham's 13.35 second race at the Mobile Meet of Champions wasn't clean.
- Langham Creek (Tx.) High's Eric Edwards is shooting skyward. The junior not only owns the second best time all season, but he also achieved an all conditions mark of 13.36 at UIL regionals and scored two other times at 13.55 this season. He's the second fastest junior in the event nationally ever.
- Northeast (Fl.) High's Damion Thomas was overlooked a little this season, but he has the third best time nationally and his 13.43 ranks within the top 30 efforts of all-time.
Click on the slideshow to see a comparison between the current 2017 season and our all-time marks
Boys 2017 l Girls 2017 l Boys All-Time l Girls All-time