Williams PRs in 100, Furlong’s 4×100 relay hits NAIA standard
Hailey Williams of Delta Junction ran the 100 meters faster than she ever has at the Tobacco Road Challenge & Combined Events Meet in Durham, North Carolina.
The Duke University freshman sprinter clocked a time of 11.80 seconds to place fourth out of nine runners from Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State.
Williams beat her previous career best of 11.89 set two weeks ago at the Raleigh Relays.
In 2018, she became the first Alaska high school girl in 37 years to break the 12-second barrier in the 100 at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Williams also placed fourth in the 200 with a season-best time of 24.38.
At the Red Raider Invitational in Orange City, Iowa, Brenner Furlong of Soldotna punched his ticket to the NAIA Championships in the 4×100 relay.
The Trojans’ relay team produced a NAIA B standard national qualifying time of 41.93 seconds.
It’s the fourth fastest time in school history and currently leads the conference as well as ranking No. 15 in the country.
Furlong also posted a season-best time of 22 seconds flat in the 200.
He also owns the team’s fastest 400 time of 49.37.