2012 Top Moments Indoors: No. 5 Grimes Defines Season at UNM

Katie Grimes ran an 8.20 at the UNM Don Kirby Collegiate Elite to set the school record for the third consecutive week.

March 12, 2012

The Moment:

- Katie Grimes

At the UNM Don Kirby Collegiate Elite on Feb. 11, Katie Grimes entered the weekend having already broken the 60 meter hurdles school record twice in the young 2012 indoor season. At a higher altitude in Albuquerque, N.M. she was set on rewriting the record books yet again.

And that's exactly what she did. The junior from Canyon, Texas in the midst of an already stellar indoor season, ran a blazing 8.18 to finish third in the in the highly-competitive second heat of the preliminaries. The time was later adjusted to 8.20 due to the high altitudes.

She then replicated the time in the finals to break the school record for the third time in three weeks.

What it Meant:

With the performance, Katie Grimes solidified herself as one of the best hurdlers in school history. It also showed that Grimes had established herself as a consistent performer, who can have a breakout performance at any moment. The official time of 8.20 qualified Grimes for the NCAA Indoor Championships where she finished 10th overall with a time of 8.22.

Coach Dion Miller's Take:

"That was a moment that defined Katie's indoor season. It showed what she was capable of doing. For us, that was a very special moment for Katie and myself as a coach. I know she was very excited about qualifying for nationals. At that time, there were a bunch of emotions. For her to run what she did was a very surreal moment. I think for Katie it just defined the fact that hard work does pay off."

Be sure to check back each day this week as we count down the top moments of the 2012 indoor season. Texas Tech will begin its 2012 outdoor season Friday at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz.



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