Wilson advances to World Track semifinals

Trinity Wilson, a St. Mary’s High student, won her heat in the first round of the girls 100-meter high hurdles on July 6 at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France. Wilson’s time of 13.59 seconds (wind-legal) was .14 ahead of the second-place finisher in her heat and was the No. 2 first-round time overall. Noemi Zbaren of Switzerland had the top first-round time (13.31 wind-legal).
The girls 100 hurdles races at this meet include 30-inch hurdles, compared to the regular 33-inch hurdles in which Wilson produced her personal best of 13.15 (wind-legal) on June 24. Over the 30-inch hurdles, Zbaren and Wilson entered the World Youth Championships with the No. 1 and No. 2 qualifying times respectively in the event (13.35, 13.42).
The semifinals and finals will be held on July 7.

Phil Jensen