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Brigitte Foster-Hylton, who still holds a Texas State hurdles record, will compete in the Olympics for the fourth time next month.


Former Texas State track standout Brigitte Foster-Hylton will make her fourth Olympic Games appearance after capturing the 100-meter hurdles title at the Jamaican Olympic Trials.

Foster-Hylton, 37, also competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games for her native Jamaica. Foster-Hylton will begin competition in London on Aug. 6 in the first round of the women’s 100-meter hurdles.

A 1998 graduate of Texas State, Foster-Hylton was a two-time Southland Conference champion and still holds the Bobcat record for 100-meter hurdles (13.13). Her personal best in that competition is 12:45, which she achieved in 2003.

In her previous three Olympic appearances, Foster-Hylton made the finals for the hurdles two times. In 2008, she finished in sixth place, and in 2000, she took eighth.


» NBC is scheduled to cover Track & Field qualifying rounds, including the women’s 100 meter hurdles, in 30- and 45-minute blocks throughout the day Monday, Aug. 6, starting at 9 a.m. SEE THE FULL OLYMPIC TV SCHEDULE HERE

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