Jamaican sprint hurdler Demisha Roswell culminated her first indoor season with a national title capturing the women’s 60m hurdles gold at the NJCAA Indoor Championships.
The New Mexico Junior College freshman did so in record-breaking fashion, lowering her own school record en route to victory in 8.39 seconds.
The former Vere Technical High School standout led a Jamaican 1-2 as former Hydel athlete Trishauna Hemmings (Hinds Community Colleg) finished second in 8.48. Cayman Islands’ Deya Erickson, another freshman who is having an outstanding season, finished just outside the medals in fourth (8.63).
This is the fourth time that Roswell has broken the Thunderbird record this indoor season and the sixth time she has run under the previous record of 8.55 set by compatriot Latavia Coombs.
She first eclipsed it in the prelims at the Pittsburg State Invitational in January, clocking 8.53. She then lowered it in the final on the same day before clocking 8.45 two weeks later at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational and again in the prelims (8.39) as the fastest qualifier to the final on Friday.
The mark is the fastest in the NJCAA this season.