Iowa sophomore Tionna Tobias ran within 8-100ths of a second off her hurdles PR in the trials of the 60-meter hurdles Thursday at the ACC Championships.
Tobias, a Winslow graduate, ran 8.53, finishing second in her qualifying race and posting the 5th-fastest time among 24 entrants. The winner of each heat and the next six-fastest times advanced to Saturday’s final. Tobias was the 5th-fastest qualifier.
The meet is being held at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, outside Cleveland.
Tobias has a high hurdles PR of 8.45 from the Hawkeye B1G Invitational earlier this month on the same track. That’s No. 8 in school history.
Tobias was a multiple state champion in a variety of events at Winslow and a Meet of Champions medalist in the hurdles, long jump and high jump.
She also long jumped Thursday, recording a leap of 18-3 on her third and final attempt and placing 13th overall.
The hurdles final is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.