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Jan'Taijah Ford Dives At The Line To Set 400m Meet Record At Brooks PR

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Talk about giving it your all. 

Oakland Park Northeast (FL) junior Jan'Taijah Ford REALLY wanted to win the 400m. It took a dive at the line to earn her first victory at Brooks PR. 

In the process, she set a meet record of 53.06 seconds, surpassing her second-place performance in 2016 when she ran 53.83 seconds. 

Ford narrowly escaped a strong push from CIF champion Tierra Robinson-Jones, who was only getting stronger in the final meters and finished second in 53.10 seconds. 

Provo (UT) junior Meghan Hunter was third in 53.48.