Buford-Bailey advances in meet

Buford-Bailey advances in meet

Former Illini track star Tonja Buford-Bailey, recovering from injury, advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals Thursday at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Running for Nike, Buford-Bailey was fourth in her heat with a time of 58.29 seconds.

Another former Illini, Yvonne Harrison, was second in her 400 hurdles heat and also reached the semifinals. Harrison, running unattached, clocked a 57.36.

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