Deptford grad Tyler Garland ran a personal-best 7.86 in the 60-meter high hurdles Saturday at the ACC Championships.
Garland, a junior at Syracuse, placed 6th in an exceptionally fast race that saw Florida State and Clemson hurdlers take the first five spots. Trey Cunningham, a Florida State junior and three-time All-America, set a meet record with his 7.60.
It was a big breakthrough weekend for Garland, who came in with a personal-best 7.97 from a meet at the 168th Street Armory last month. He ran a PR 7.96 in the trials before his 7.86 in the final
Garland’s time will put him somewhere in the top 40 in NCAA Division 1 by the time the day is over.
Syracuse sophomore Jamil Adams of Winslow missed the final by 2-100ths of a second with an 8.11 in the trials, just off his PR of 8.06. Syracuse freshman Naseem Smith from Deptford, who has a PR of 8.08, ran 8.17 and finished 12th overall.