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Hoffman to go up vs. Canada’s top tracksters

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Fil-American Olympic hopeful Lauren Hoffman will compete against Canada’s best tracksters in three weeks’ time.

Now ranked no. 28 (from 32) in the Olympic rankings, Hoffman will next see action in the Edmonton Invitationals at the Foote Field in Alberta on June 13.

Lowering her time once more will be Hoffman’s priority right before she hopes to compete in the Paris Olympics.

Hoffman said this after she finished fifth in record-breaking fashion again at 55.84 seconds, before a star-studded field in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the 2024 USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix Athletics at the University of California-Los Angeles’ Drake Stadium recently.

“It was good, solid race, good to stay in the 55’s but hoping to PB at my next race. Gonna take the next 3 weeks to train,” said Hoffman in an interview with the Manila Standard.

Anna Cockrell, who is at no. 6 in the Olympic qualification rankings, took the gold in 53.75 seconds, a new season’s best for her.

No. 5 Andrenette Knight settled for the silver in 54.69 seconds, and no. 25 Cassandra Tate claimed the bronze in 55.02 seconds.

In joining the LA meet, Hoffman’s world rankings shot up from no. 36 to no. 32.

With her recent performances, Hoffman stayed in contention for a Paris Olympics berth as she climbed to no. 28 after also joining the ICTSI-Philippine Athletics Championships two weeks ago.

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