ALL-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field: Hurdles

ALL-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field: Hurdles

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ALL-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field: Hurdles

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The 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Girls Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, founder of the Track and Field Writers of America, and Mike Kennedy, high school editor of Track & Field News.

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Here are the four athletes selected in the hurdles (100, 300 and 400). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.

ANNA COCKRELL*
School: Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
Year: Senior
Events, times: 100 meters, 13.21; 400 meters, 56.67

TIA JONES*
School: Walton (Marietta, Ga.)
Year: Freshman
Events, times: 100 meters, 13.08 (wind), 13.45

TONEA MARSHALL
School: Seguin (Arlington, Texas)
Year: Senior
Events, times: 100 meters, 13.12 (wind), 13.44

Sydney McLaughlin (Photo: Kathy Johnson, mycentraljersey.com)

Sydney McLaughlin (Photo: Kathy Johnson, mycentraljersey.com)

SYNDEY McLAUGHLIN*
School: Union Catholic (Scotch Plain, N.J.)
Year: Junior
Events, times: 400 hurdles, 55.28; 400 meters, 51.84 (i) (2016)

NEED TO KNOW

In the 400 hurdles, McLaughlin has set the freshman (55.63) and sophomore (55.28) class records the past two years and will now target the junior class and national record of 55.20 set 32 years ago by Leslie Maxie of Mills (Millbrae, Calif.). McLaughlin is on target after setting the 400 meter (flat) record indoors in March at the New Balance Nationals, running 51.84 to top the mark of 51.93 set in 2006 by last year’s top Diamond League pro 400 runner Francena McCorory while at Bethel, Hampton, Va.

Marshall destroyed the indoor 60-meter hurdles high school record at the New Balance Nationals, setting marks of 8.08 in the semis and then 8.01 in the finals, while also getting the 55-meter mark at 7.46 en route and garnering athlete of the meet honors.

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