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Taylor Cannon is staying home.
The Liberty High senior track standout verbally committed to the University of Iowa with a post on social media.
“I would like to announce that I have verbally committed to the University of Iowa to continue my academic and athletic track career,” Cannon wrote on Twitter. “Yes, I wanted to go out of state but I didn’t realize how good I had it in my own back yard and what’s better than being coached by the best?”
A two-time state runner-up in the 100 hurdles Cannon established herself as one of the top hurdlers in the state last season.
After finishing runner-up in the 100 hurdles in Class 3A as a sophomore, Cannon added a Class 4A runner-up finish to her resume last season.
Cannon posted a career-best time of 14.45 in the 100 hurdles in the state meet prelims as a junior which ranks as the 13th best time in program history.
The runner-up finish in the hurdles was the highlight to a strong state track meet for Cannon last May that included a pair of top-eight finishes in relays.
Cannon led the Liberty High shuttle hurdle relay team to a sixth-place finish and ran on the Lightning’s runner-up distance medley relay team.
Cannon was fourth at the Drake Relays in the 100 hurdles as a junior.
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