Bordentown grad Genesis Walker of Rider leads all 100 qualifiers into MAAC finals, also qualifies in 200!

Bordentown graduate Genesis Walker, now a sophomore at Rider, ran a lifetime best in the 100 and a collegiate best in the 200 Saturday at the MAAC Championships in Lawrenceville.

Walker ran 12.29 in the 100 trials and 25.40 in the 200 trials, qualifying for both finals on Sunday. Her 12.29 led all qualifiers in the 100. Her 25.40 was 4th-fastest among 200 qualifiers. There was no wind information listed for either race on the official results.

Walker moves into the No. 6 spot in Rider history in the 100 and the No. 8 spot in the 200.

Walker’s previous collegiate PRs were 12.44 in the 100 and 25.51 in the 200. She ran the 12.44 at the 2019 Rider Invitational on the same track and the 25.51 at the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Championships in West Long Branch.

Her previous lifetime best in the 100 was a 12.30 at the South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Delsea in May of 2018. Her high school 200 best was a 25.29 the same weekend, when she won the sectional title. 

The 100 final is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Rider and the 200 at 2:15 p.m.

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