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Hill joins Territory’s exclusive Athletes Club

February 4th, 2015 | Tags: Athletes Club Taylor Hill sprinter Howie Ryan
Taylor Hill at an earlier Carifta Games meet has now joined the Territories list of athletes to run below 7.60 in the 60m Indoor. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Continuing an impressive start to the indoor season, Virgin Islander Taylor Hill reached her second successive 60m Final at the Howie Ryan Invitational last weekend and in the process joined an exclusive club of Athletes from the Territory.

Competing against two 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m finalist in what turned out to be the fastest race in the world so far this season, sprinter Taylor Hill, just before, just before her 19th birthday, used a personal best to become the fourth Virgin Islands (VI) female athlete to run under 7.60 seconds this season.

Hill, running in Houston, Texas in the Howie Ryan Invitational and Multis, was sixth in the 60m final in 7.56 seconds, 0.01 behind Ashley Kelly’s 7.55 from two weeks ago for the third fastest time by a VI athlete over 60m this season. Karene King also ran 7.59. Hill advanced to the final after running 7.64.

Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure, a 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m silver medalist and a 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships double silver medalist in the 100 and 200m, won the race in a world leading 7.08 seconds. Ahoure was followed by Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye, also a 2014 World Indoor finalist, in 7.16.

Hill followed up with another personal best in the 200m when she stopped the clock at 25.21 seconds, lowering her indoor best from 25.89.

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