Taniyah McMillian grimaces a little as she describes running the 400 meters. It is a race she avoided, right up until the time she cranked out one of Wichita State's best times.
"It hurts," she said. "The pain – your legs, it's like you just can't feel them. They hurt so much you don't want to sit down, you don't want to walk. You don't know what to do."
Before recently, McMillian's experience with the distance consisted of relay races. Wichita State coaches saw the potential and put her in the 400 earlier this month at the Arkansas Qualifier.