In over 20 years of coaching track athletes, Wildcats and Lady Cats’ hurdles coach Derek Tyson says he has taken several athletes to Austin for the State Track Meet. In the past, he says their attitude was oh, well, we made it. Coach Tyson says he has a different feeling working with Lady Cat Abbi Baier, who will run in the 300-meter hurdles in Austin Friday night at the State Track Meet.
He says workouts have been going really well. The usually busy Baier is only practicing her hurdles right now and Coach Tyson says she is very focused. He says Abbi’s rhythm and her technique going over the hurdles right now can be a difference maker in Austin Friday. Coach Tyson says Baier has an excellent chance to medal. He goes further and says he is in it for her to win it Friday.
Abbi enters the race with the fourth best time in the state. She ran a 45.7 time in a second place finish at the regional track meet. Coach Tyson says if everything goes as planned and Abbi runs like she is working out right now, she could run a time in the mid 44’s that could win the race.