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BYU’S LOTT WINS TITLE AT NATIONALS

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BYU's Tiffany Lott, the world record holder for the 55 meter hurdles, took the national championship in her specialty Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track Finals.

Lott, a junior from Leeds, Utah, clocked 7.39, which was a new meet record. She set the world mark of 7.30 recently at the WAC championship meet."We are very proud and excited for Tiffany," said women's coach Craig Poole. "She has done great things for BYU."

Lott had major knee surgery in March of 1996. She underwent ACL major reconstruction after injurying her knee playing intramural basketball.

She's a junior who attended both American Fork and Pine View high schools. She is one of the nation's top heptathletes but the event isn't contested indoors.

Melissa Teemant also gained All-American honors by finishing 11th in the mile with a time of 4:46.12.

Neither of the entrants for the men's team, Leonard Myles-Mills or Felix Andam, made the finals of the 60 meter dash. Myles-Mills missed qualifying by one spot with a time of 6.27.

"They had a bad race. They've both been hurt," said coach Willard Hirschi. In the WAC meet Myles-Mills came close to breaking 6 seconds.