Tiffany Porter

100m Hurdles

Quick Facts

Date of Birth: November 13, 1987
Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Residence: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College: Michigan (2009)

Personal Bests

50m Hurdles 6.83 (2012) NR
60m Hurdles 7.80 (2011) NR
100m Hurdles 12.51 (2014) NR

Career Highlights

  • 2014 European Champion, 100m Hurdles
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, 100m Hurdles
  • 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships bronze medalist, 60m Hurdles
  • 2014 IAAF Continental Cup silver medalist, 100m Hurdles
  • 2013 IAAF World Championships bronze medalist, 100m Hurdles
  • 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships silver medalist, 100m Hurdles
  • 2011 European Indoor Championships silver medalist, 60m Hurdles
  • 4th, 2011 IAAF World Championships, 100m Hurdles
  • Five-time NCAA Champion

Background

At Ypsilanti High School, there was very little that Tiffany Porter (née Ofili) couldn’t do. She claimed state titles in the 100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, the Long Jump and as a member of her Ypsilanti’s 4x100m Relay Team. Off the track she was equally as successful, graduating as Class Salutatorian and as a member of the National Honor Society.

And while Ypsilanti is known as the home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles, it was Coach James Henry of the University of Michigan that lured Tiffany to Ann Arbor. The decision quickly proved to be a fruitful one, as Tiffany claimed her first Big-Ten title in the 100m Hurdles in her first track season as a Wolverine. As a sophomore, she won her first of her three consecutive NCAA championship in the 100m Hurdles. Additionally, Tiffany also earned NCAA indoor titles for the Wolverines in the 60m Hurdles in 2008 and 2009. 

A dual citizen since birth, Tiffany represents Great Britain and in her first championships for the British team, earned a silver medal at the 2011 European Indoor Championships, setting a new national record in the process. Since then, Tiffany has set five more British records, captured the bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow and won the gold at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich.

comments powered by Disqus