Camden Bentley Earns 100mH NB Nationals Outdoor Title

* Camden Bentley (5) wins the New Balance Nationals Outdoor title in the 100mH 

Photo Credit: Kyle Brazeil / MileSplit

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It's hard to record an undefeated season. Camden Bentley accomplished that this year.

As a senior from Gah. Lincoln (OH), Bentley was able to successfully defend her OHSAA Divison I State Championship titles in the 100mH and 300mH. 

The only accolade missing from her resume was being a national champion.

That changed Sunday morning.

At New Balance Nationals Outdoor Bentley set her blocks smacked in the center of Franklin Field's track. All eyes were on her as she set a new meet record during the qualifying round the day before with a 13.36.

To say this field was loaded is an understatement. Across the eight-lane track, every single individual in the final was ranked in the top 35 in the nation this season. 

The Ohio Speed hurdler had Makeriah Harris, the second-fastest girl in the country this season with a 13.18, to her left, and two lanes over to her right stood Myla Greene, the Tennessee recruit who posted a wind-legal 13.28 this year to be US No. 6.

None of that mattered as the gun went off. 

Bentley, who posted a 13.27 (+2.0) at the state championships this season for US No. 5, was trailing over the first five hurdles as Harris took charge.

The Kentucky signee began to lead the pack at the seventh hurdle. No one was able to match her speed in between the hurdles. 

She was the first girl across the finish line in 13.41 (-1.5). Greene was able to finish as the runner up for the second year in a row with a 13.63. Olivia Powell of Woodward Academy (GA) was third and was just inches away from Greene with a 13.65. 

During Bentley's career, she was sixth in 2022 in the 100mH with a 14.05 and was 16th overall in the 400mH. 

1Camden Bentley, Gah. Lincoln (OH)13.41
2Myla Greene, Bullis School (MD)13.63
3Olivia Powell, Woodward Academy (GA)13.65
4Taylor Cox, Union Catholic (NJ)13.65
5Makeriah Harris, Scotlandville (LA)13.65
6Maya Rollins, (MI)13.90
7Kennedy Flynn, Bullis School (MD)13.90
8Brittney Jennings, St. Johns (DC)14.31

* Camden Bentley smiles after clocking a 13.41 to win the New Balance Nationals Outdoor 100mH title

Photo Credit: Kyle Brazeil / MileSplit

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