We continue to release our preview lists of the upcoming outdoor track and field season and today we're talking about the top returning hurdlers among Division 4 girls.
Last year, Becka Nicholas
, Sr.) placed 2nd in the D4 Girls 100m Hurdles and though she placed 13th in the Low Hurdles, she holds a 44.44 PR for the 300m Hurdles from last season and is the no. 2 returner in the State for the event. As a sophomore she was a State Champion in the 300m Hurdles and is also an accomplished jumper (more on that later). Though she hasn't raced at big invitationals before, it's likely that we could see her throw down a few records en-route to the State Meet.
, Sr.) returns ranked 2nd and 3rd in the among D4 Girls for the 100m and 300m Hurdles, respectively. Last year, she finished 3rd and 4th in the Finals of the D4 Girls 100m and the D4 Girls 300m Hurdles at the State Meet.
, Sr.) is ranked as the no. 3 returner among D4 Girls for the 100m Hurdles. Though she didn't have the best showing at the AIA State Champs, we recommend not sleeping on her lest she sneak up on her competition at State or another small-school field. Cryder holds PRs of 16.55 for the 100m Hurdles and 48.79 in the 300m Hurdles. In 2017, Cryder placed 3rd in the D4 Girls Low Hurdles and 4th in the 100m Hurdles at the AIA State Champs.
Finally, we've got to mention Brynn Lumpkin
, the super-sophomore from Bisbee
HS in Bisbee, AZ. As a freshman, Lumpkin placed 3rd in the D4 Girls Low Hurdles at the AIA State Champs. She's ranked no. 2 among D4 Girls in the Low Hurdles.
Check out our full lists of the Top Returning D4 Girls Hurdlers
in each event.