IOWA CITY, Iowa – Peta-Gay Williams set a new facility record in winning the women’s 60m hurdles for Florida State on Saturday’s (21 Jan) final day of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa.
Williams, a sophomore, edged teammate Nicole Setterington for the 60-meter hurdle title in her season debut, sailing to victory in a lifetime-best 8.24. Her time ranks ninth nationally and is fifth-fastest in FSU history.
Setterington matched her career-best (8.28) to finish second and move into 12th on the national list.
“Our lady hurdlers really appear to be a month ahead of last year and coach [Brandon] Hon may ge two national qualifiers out of PG and Nicole,” FSU coach Bob Braman said.
Shauna Helps finished second in the final with a career-best time of 7.42 – climbing one spot to No. 9 on FSU’s all-time list – behind post-collegian Lake Kwaza (7.39).