Fayetteville, Arkansas (June 23) – Pittsburg State’s Cordell Tinch delivered a stunning performance at the 2023 Trackwired Arkansas Grand Prix, clocking a world-leading time of 12.96 seconds (1.3 m/s) to claim victory in the men’s 110m hurdles.
Tinch showed his dominance early in the event when he set a wind-legal personal best of 13.09 seconds in the heats, laying the foundation for an impressive display in the final. Read more: How to watch the Trackwired Arkansas Grand Prix?; Taliyah Brooks, Ronnie Baker in action
Undeterred by the competition, Tinch seized the opportunity to further elevate his performance, surpassing his lifetime best while obliterating the facility record of 13.07 seconds, previously held by Grant Holloway and Daniel Roberts since 2019.
Not only did Tinch establish a new personal milestone, but his time also eclipsed the 2023 world-leading mark of 12.98 seconds, also set by Holloway at the Diamond League meeting in Paris earlier this month.
It’s worth noting that Tinch has already left an indelible mark in collegiate history. At the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championship held on May 27, the Pittsburg State sophomore blazed across the finish line in a wind-aided time of 12.87 seconds (6.0m/s), achieving the fastest all-conditions performance ever recorded at the collegiate level.
Meanwhile, Tinch was followed home at the Trackwired Arkansas Grand Prix on Friday by Great Britain’s Tade Orjora, who posted a personal best of 13.26 seconds, claiming a well-deserved second place. Third place went to Louis Rollins, who finished with a time of 13.56 seconds.