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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 ===================================================================================== 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 ===================================================================================== 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.