Ladysmith hurdler breaking records in the U.S.

Haleigh Lloyd captured the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honour last week following a record-breaking weekend.

Alaska Anchorage sophomore Haleigh Lloyd

Alaska Anchorage sophomore Haleigh Lloyd

Haleigh Lloyd captured the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honour last week following a record-breaking weekend at the Willamette Invitational March 30-31.

Lloyd collected her second career weekly accolade after breaking the conference record in the 400-meter hurdles with a winning time of 59.98.

Lloyd, who ranks second in Div. II in the event, became the first GNAC athlete to break the 60-second barrier, crushing the previous record of 1:00.31.

In addition to the GNAC best, Lloyd also broke the UAA record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.49, good for second-place at Willamette and fifth all-time in the GNAC record book.

Lloyd, who made an appearance at the 2011 NCAA Championships, was also the lead leg on the Seawolves’ 4×100-meter relay squad that broke the school record with a time of 48.04.