In first career collegiate race, Penn’s Shevell Higgs from Winslow scores big hurdles triumph!!!

In her first collegiate race, Winslow graduate Shevell Higgs won the 60-meter hurdles at the Seahawk Shootout at Ocean Breeze.

Higgs, a Penn freshman, ran 8.88, edging junior teammate Haley Rizek by 1-100th of a second.

Higgs missed moving into the all-time Penn top-10 in the 60-meter highs by only 5-100ths of a second.

Higgs and Rizek both ran in the first of three sections of the final by time. Yasmeen Tinsley of Monmouth was third in 8.92.

At Winslow last year, Higgs ran ran 15.12 to win the state Group 3 title in the 100-meter highs and 14.85 for 6th in the Meet of Champions after a 14.82 in the trials. Indoors, she ran 8.40 to place second at states at 55 meters.

Higgs also placed 5th of 60 runners in the 60-meter dash with an 8.10.

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