By Phil Jensen
Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 11:51 am in Uncategorized.
Trinity Wilson told her mother and her aunt before today’s girls 100-meter high hurdles final at the World Youth Championships that something amazing was about to happen.
She was right.
Wilson, a student at St. Mary’s High, won the event in Lille, France with the second-fastest youth performance of all time in the event, according to www.iaaf.org. Wilson’s winning time of 13.11 seconds (wind-legal) is .04 better than the personal best that she set in winning the USA Junior Championship title on June 24. The girls 100 hurdles races at the World Youth Championships include 30-inch hurdles, compared to the regular 33-inch hurdles.
Switzerland’s Noemi Zbaren, who entered the meet with the top qualifying time over the 30-inch hurdles (13.35), was second in 13.17. Wilson had the fastest time in the semifinals (13.37 wind-legal).