June 16, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, IND.- Freshman Maya Williamson broke her own school record taking third place in the women's 400m hurdle at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships on Saturday. Williamson crossed the line at 58.97, shattering her previous school record of 59.30 set at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in May.
Williamson's podium finish at the USA Jr. Championship wrapped up a freshman season that saw the Killeen, Texas native qualify for her first NCAA East Preliminary. Additionally, Williamson set school records in both the 400m hurdle and 4 x 400m relay in her first season donning the Blue and Gray.
Fellow hurdler Bronte' Smith was unable to qualify for the 100m hurdle finals. Smith checked in with a time of 15.12 in her final event as a Tiger freshman.
On Friday, freshman Kyle Bynum took ninth in the men's javelin with a throw of 61.50m. The Pearl, Miss., native's top-ten finish caped off a freshman campaign in which he won his first C-USA Outdoor Championship, competed in his first NCAA East Preliminary and set the program's men's javelin record at a distance of 70.27m.
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