NEW YORK -- Stephanie Hightower, Bettine Jahn, Candy Young and Benita Fitzgerald -- four of the premier women hurdlers in the world - are to compete in the Millrose Games, meet director Howard Schmertz said Friday.
Also competing in the Jan. 27 event will be Carol Lewis, American indoor record holder in the long jump.
Hightower, the indoor world record-holder for the 60-yard hurdles, won the Millrose event last year in 7.44 and tied Young for first in the 1982 Millrose with a then-record 7.37.
Jahn, who last year set an indoor world record for the 60-meter hurdles at 7.75, won a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles at the World Track and Field championships in Helsinki, where she clocked a wind-aided 12.35 -- the fastest time ever recorded.
Fitzgerald won the 60-yard hurdles in the Millrose in 1981 at 7.80 and was second to Hightower last year in 7.58.