July 5, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - UConn women's track record holder Phylicia George ('10 - Markham, Ontario) placed second in the 100m hurdles at the Canadian Championships and World Trials this past week and will go on to represent Canada at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea beginning August 27.
George placed second in the 100m hurdles in 12.89 seconds. Perdita Felicien (Pickering, Ontario) won the Canadian Championship in 12.80.
"It's great to see her development from where she was in high school, through college on the national stage to where she is today on the international level. Her time is one of the fastest in the world right now. It's great to see her continue to develop. I don't think she's reached her potential just yet. It's great to see where she is now from when she was in high school. I think she'll run even faster at Worlds too," said Associate Head Coach Clive Terrelonge.
George finished her career at Connecticut with the top mark in the 100m and 55m hurdles during the outdoor season as well as the 60m hurdles indoors. She finished her college career with a top time of 13.39 seconds. George claimed the 2010 ECAC Championship in the 60m hurdles and qualified for the NCAA Championship in the same event. She went on to place 11th.
The consummate student-athlete, George was presented with the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award in 2010 as the top student-athlete in women's track among the BIG EAST Conference.