Haitian sprinter Bryand Rincher opened his collegiate career with a bang by smashing the Haitian national indoor 60 metres record at the Orange & Purple Elite meet today.
The Florida State University freshman clocked 6.60 seconds to finish behind North Carolina State University’s Cravont Charleston (6.59).
The mark eclipses the previous Haitian record set by Virginia Tech standout Darrell Wesh in 2016 and ranks No.3 on the early season NCAA rankings.
Rincher came close to breaking the record in the heats clocking 6.64 to win heat one, good enough to take over the NCAA lead.
It was a strong debut for the former Piper High sprint standout even if he doesn’t think so.
“I had very high expectations for myself, but that didn’t really go as I planned. I had to play catch-up [in the final] because my block start was horrible,” Rincher said.
The mark is also a provisional NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier.