Tiana Thomas stepped into her blocks for the 400-meter hurdles, the final race of her collegiate career. She knew this race was going to hurt at the end, it always did. And even though she had the top-seeded time, Thomas knew her competitors weren’t too far behind.
On your marks.
As she sat in lane four, nerves crept up, compounded by the NAIA Nationals stage
Thomas rose into the air.