Abbeville’s DeAndre Hurley, right, leaps over a hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles at the Greenwood-Abbeville County track meet Thursday at Emerald. Hurley won the event, along with three others. (Andrew Macke | Index Journal)
Abbeville’s DeAndre Hurley, right, leaps over a hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles at the Greenwood-Abbeville County track meet Thursday at Emerald. Hurley won the event, along with three others. (Andrew Macke | Index Journal)
DeAndre Hurley was entered into the maximum of four events Thursday at the Greenwood-Abbeville County track meet at Emerald High School, and the Abbeville senior walked away with four medals.
Hurley won the 110-meter hurdles then legged out a win in the 100 hurdles the very next event. After a short break, Hurley ran away from his competition in the 300 hurdles and finished off his day by winning the 200 dash.
“It’s just a blessing to be able to come out on top,” Hurley said. “God blessed me with a gift, and I’m just thankful for it.”


The Panthers senior opened up his day in one of his best events, the 110-meter hurdles, the same event he finished third in the state as a sophomore and second last year as a junior. Hurley got off to a slow start but pulled away from his competition down the stretch, winning with a time of 14.80 seconds to beat out Ninety Six’s Christian Saxon with 16.10.
“I hit a few hurdles and could’ve had a better start,” Hurley said. “It could’ve been better.”
 
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