The Top 10 Moments In Flo Golden South History, No. 4: Terrence Trammell Sets Hurdle Standard

As MileSplit counts down to the Flo Golden South Classic on May 27, we're looking back at some of the best years in meet history. Check back every day for a new moment and register to make your mark on history here!



Moment No. 4:
 Terrence Trammell Sets Hurdle Standard
Georgia's Southwest DeKalb High School has produced several high-profile track talents over the years-- including 2016's No. 5-ranked 4x100m (40.49!)--but perhaps no star has shined brighter than Terrence Trammell.


As a high school junior, Trammell ran his prep best of 13.34 in the 110m hurdles--a mark that was, at the time, the No. 3 time in prep history, and today, still stands as No. 5 all-time. 

As a senior in 1997, he left his mark on the Flo Golden South Invitational by running 13.42, which set the still-standing meet record.

He was named the 1997 Track & Field News Male High School Athlete of the Year and went on to star at the University of South Carolina, where he won six NCAA titles. In his pro career, he won two Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004, plus three IAAF World Championships silver medals in 2003, 2007 and 2009.

There is a chance that Trammell's record will not last to see age 20. Entered in this year's field is defending Brooks PR hurdles champion Damion Thomas of Northeast, Florida, who owns a wind-aided time of 13.32 (+3.7) and wind-legal time of 13.42 (-0.2) from 2016.



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