By Kevin Sully - FloTrack - Link
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World junior 60mH record holder and Agoura (CA) High School graduate Tara Davis announced on Friday that she is leaving the University of Georgia, which just racked up the No. 1 recruiting class for the Class of 2019, in the midst of her sophomore year.
The hurdler, who owns the indoor national record in the long jump and claimed a bronze medal in the event at the U20 Championships in Finland this past spring, was part of the Bulldogs' NCAA championship team in the indoor season.
In that meet, Davis placed third in the long jump and sixth in the 60m hurdles. Her best performance, however, came in the semifinals of the 60m hurdles when she ran 7.98 seconds to set the world junior record.
Outdoors, Davis was fifth in the long jump and made the semifinals in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships. Georgia placed a close second in the team competition. Later in the summer, Davis won the U.S. junior title in the long jump and went on to take the bronze medal at the World U20 Championships in Finland.
Davis' transfer also means that Georgia will enter the 2019 indoor season missing all three members of their long jump podium sweep from last March.
Keturah Orji graduated in the spring after a career that included eight individual NCAA titles. Kate Hall, the winner of the indoor long jump competition, turned pro in the summer, forgoing her final year of eligibility.