Lillian Harden Continues Assault On TX 100H Record Books

96th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays DII Girls 100H

It's one thing to run fast at a dual meet or local invitation. However this year, Lillian Harden is giving her best efforts on the biggest stages.

Clearly, no barriers were tall enough to stand in the way of the Cypress Bridgeland hurdler at the 96th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays as Harden was able to clear each hurdle in personal record time and as one of the fastest performances from a Texan ever.

Harden won the Texas Relays Girls DII 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.22, which places her No. 4 on the Texas all-time list.

12.93Alexis DuncanDeSoto2016
13.04Tonea MarshallArlington Seguin2016
13.18Rylee HamptonCypress Ranch2023
13.22Lillian HardenCypress Bridgeland2024
13.23Ashee WilliamsDallas Bishop Dunne2001

Harden got off to a late start to the race and it wasn't until hurdle three when she pulled even with the leaders in the field.

Despite the early deficit, Harden exhibited patience and composure. That helped her torched the track at a ferocious pace as she contested the final seven hurdles with impressive technique.

Harden has been operating an assault on the sprint hurdles this season.

At the Carl Lewis Invitational, Harden went head-to-head with other national level talent during the indoor season. Her 8.40 was an early indication of how much work Harden put into preparing for the 2024 season.

She was third at the Nike Indoor Nationals with an indoor personal record of 8.36 that has since been supported with an undefeated 100-meter hurdle season so far.

Aside from the preliminary races in each of the outdoor meets, Harden has progressively gotten faster each meet. She ran 13.70 at the Buffalo Relays, 13.65 at the Texas A&M Bluebonnet High School Invitational, followed by 13.38 at the The 41st Victor Lopez Classic, and this weekend's 13.22.

Finishing runner-up in the race was Frisco Heritage senior Kaylah Braxton who finished with a time of 13.60, Makeriah Harris (Scotlandville, LA) was third in 13.64. Other Texans also running under 14-seconds were Madison Ceasar (Cypress Fair) - 13.85 and Kailyn Head (Denton Ryan) -13.85.