Top 10 Moments In Flo Golden South History: No. 8 Kaylin Whitney vs. Teahna Daniels

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Moment No. 8: 100m Stars Kaylin Whitney & Teahna Daniels Battle (2014)

Two of the nation's most promising young Olympic hopefuls in Nike pro Kaylin Whitney and Texas Longhorn Teahna Daniels met in a white-hot 100m final at the 2014 edition of the Golden South Invitational.

Whitney clocked the field's quickest time in the preliminary round of 11.60 (+0.3), with Diamond Spaulding of Florida and Daniels at 2-3 in 11.62 (+0.6) and 11.62 (-1.3), respectively.

But Daniels prevailed in the final over Whitney, 11.38 to 11.57 (+0.2), to earn an automatic bid for the adidas Dream 100 in New York.

Watch the race video below:


Event 17  Girls 100 Meter Dash Classic
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     Classic: C 11.21  2011        Octavious Freeman, Lake Wales, FL           
 National HS: # 11.14  1992        Marion Jones, Thousand Oaks, CA             
USATF Junior: $ 11.04  1999        Angela Williams, USC                        
    Name                    Year School               Prelims     Finals  Wind Points
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Finals
  1 Daniels, Teahna           11 Ink Speed Elite        11.62      11.38   0.2 
  2 Whitney, Kaylin           10 Star Athleti           11.60      11.57   0.2 
  3 Hill, Deanna              12 United Speed           11.82      11.70   0.2 
  4 Steele, Alfreda           10 Pedagogy Tra           11.72      11.73   0.2 
  5 Spaulding, Diamond        11 Barnes Elite           11.62      11.74   0.2 
  6 Smith, Caitland           12 Unattached             11.90      11.87   0.2 
  7 Singletary, Cedrina       11 Young Achiev           11.90      11.94   0.2 
  8 Bullock, Dominique        12 Unattached             11.92      11.95   0.2 

The win was a PR at the time for Daniels, then a junior at First Academy running on her home track in Orlando. Watch the post-race interview below:


Whitney still snagged an invite to the adidas Dream 100, which won, 11.27 to 11.31 (+1.7) over Daniels. The then-sophomore would also win the USATF Jr. Nationals in 11.10, which stood as the fastest time of the year and would be her last 100m race on the high school circuit as she turned pro the following March.

Daniels won the NCAA Indoor Championships title in the 60m dash last March as a true freshman for the Longhorns.



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