Denver's Dior Hall breaks 35-year-old record

Eugene, OR-Dior Hall set a new national high school record and won the silver medal in the 100 hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Hall ran the final in 12.92 seconds and was just edged at the line by her American teammate Kendell Williams. It's the first time in Hall's running career that she's broken the 13 second barrier.

"I was so relieved and so happy. I screamed that I finally broke 13," said Hall.

12.92 seconds not only gives Hall the satisfaction of going under 13 but also gives her the national high school record in the 100 hurdles. The previous mark of 12.95 seconds was set by Candy Young back in 1979.

"It's that old," asked Hall. "I didn't know that! I thought it was in the 1990's at least. Oh cool! I broke it!"

Hall set the new mark in the final race of her high school career. She'll continue her running career at the University of Southern California in the fall.


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