Tionna Tobias picked up a hurdles PR and a long jump victory over the weekend at the Tom Jones Memorial at the Percy Beard Track on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
Tobias, a Winslow graduate, ran 13.55 in the 100-meter hurdles and won the long jump at 20-0 ½.
Her previous hurdles PR was a 13.57 earlier this month at the University of Illinois, but that was wind-aided at 3.6 meters-per-second. Her race Saturday was into a significant 2.2 wind, which makes it even more impressive.
Her previous wind-legal PR was a 13.59 as part of the Big Ten Championships heptathlon in May of 2021.
Tobias had a strong long jump series, with two 20-0 jumps and a 20-0 ½. Her PR is 20-1 ¾ from an indoor meet in December in Iowa City. Her outdoor PR is a 20-1 from last month in Coral Gables, Fla.
In the 100 hurdles, Tobias is now No. 8 in Iowa history, and in the long jump she’s No. 5 outdoors. She’s also 6th in the heptathlon with her 5,124 from last year’s Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis.
Indoors, she’s 7th in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.39 from a meet in Iowa City this past January, 3rd in the long jump with that 20-1 ¾ and 3rd in the penthathlon with a 3,997-point performance when she placed 3rd at the Big Ten’s in Geneva, Ohio, this past February.
Tobias was a Meet of Champions winner and hurdles and high jump medalist at Winslow.