Deptford graduate Tyler Garland broke the 8.0-second barrier in the 60-meter high hurdles for the first time Friday and won the event at the Dr. Sander Columbia Invitational at the Armory.
Garland led Syracuse’s three South Jersey hurdlers to a 1-3-6 finish with a personal-best 7.97.
His time is fastest this year by a Big East Conference hurdler.
Garland, a transfer from Rowan, broke his PR of 8.01 set last weekend at the Southern Tier Collegiate Open at Ithaca’s Barton Hall. He remains undefeated in the 60-meter highs in his first year hurdling on the Division 1 level.
Adams, a Winslow Township graduate, ran 8.09, placing third by 1-1,000th-of-a-second. Adams ran 8.088 and Jesus Serrano of BYU ran 8.089. Adams had run 8.19 in the trials and had to run the final out of lane 8 but still matched his PR of 8.09 set at Ithaca last weekend.
Smith, a freshman from Deptford, ran a personal-best 8.09 in the trials and 8.13 in the final for sixth place. His previous PR over the 42-inch highs was 8.14 in the Greg Page Relays last month at Cornell.
Syracuse’s hurdlers are coached by one-time Winslow superstar, Auburn All-America and Olympic Trials finalist Reuben McCoy.