Reigning African and Commonwealth Games Champion in the 100m Hurdles, Tobi Amusan ran her first race over the hurdles this season while competing at the 2019 New York Road Runners (NYRR) Millrose Games on Saturday where she set a Season’s Best (SB) of 8.03s to place 2nd in the Howard Schmertz Women’s 60m Hurdles final.

Amusan, who has a Personal Best (PB) of 7.89s in the event which she set last year, narrowly missed out to Sharika Nelvis who won the race with a time of 8.01s, while Isabelle Pederson was 3rd in 8.24s.

Amusan’s first race of 2019 was in Albuquerque a week ago where she competed in the 60m at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic, posting a time of 7.44s to win her race to advance to the preliminaries, then settling for 2nd in her heat in the next round with a time of 7.41s – a Personal Best (PB). She then finished 6th overall (7.45s) in the final.

The Adidas athlete who is in her senior year at the University of Texas El Paso, will be looking forward to a dominant 2019 season.

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Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the National Sports Festival and the African Athletics Championships, and has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

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