Lady Cat track athlete Abbi Baier will compete at the State Track Meet in Austin Friday night in a final only 300-meter hurdles race. The race is scheduled to take place at 8:45 p.m.
Her hurdles coach Derek Tyson said she will be running in lane nine. That’s the lane at the front of the staggered start. Coach Tyson said he and Abbi are pleased with that lane assignment. He said she’ll be the rabbit, out in front of the field to start. He said she’ll be able to run her race and he added if things go as planned, she will not see another competitor during the race. Coach Tyson kidded Abbi by asking her if she had ever known anyone to catch a rabbit. She said she hadn’t.
He said 10,000 people will be in the stands Friday night during the race which will be treated like an Olympic event. Still Coach Tyson said Abbi has the ability to concentrate on her race and filter out distractions. He said when the gun goes off, the only thing Abbi will be concerned about is beating the others in the race. Coach Tyson said he’s in it to win it.
Abbi has the fourth best time going into the event.