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Bainbridge hurdler ranked second in the nation

April 18, 2005

Bainbridge - There is no hurdle that Bainbridge's Travaris Washington cannot clear.

Travaris Washington is ranked by several track and field organizations as the second best high school hurdler in the entire nation.

A big reason for that lofty ranking is the 36.2 second time he posted in the 300-meter hurdles in last month's Smith-Benson relays at Hugh Mills Stadium.

That is the second fastest time for any high school hurdler at the distance this year.

More important to Travaris is that his time last month lets him know the hard work he put in to recover from a foot injury last year has paid off.

Travaris Washington said "Last year I was number one in Georgia and then when I hurt my I couldn't run my special event the 300 hurdles and that kind of deviated me. But then I trained this summer and worked the foot injury off and I know I am just back training."

Travaris Washington is being recruited by every major college track and field program but says right now Auburn is his number one choice.

Washington says he plans to sign with a college in the next week or so.

posted by roberth@walb.com