NCAA Indoors 2019
Jamaican sprint hurdler Janeek Brown joined the 60m hurdles sub-8 seconds club with a big personal best at the Tyson Invitational earlier today.
The University of Arkansas sophomore clocked 7.95 seconds to finish second behind USC’s Chanel Brissett (7.90).
Brown shot out the blocks and was right there with Brissett for most of the race before the Trojan created some daylight between the two at the end.
Sophomore Chanel Brissett (7.90) sets a new PR and moves to 2nd best all-time in USC History in the Women’s 60m Hurdles!
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— USC Track & Field (@USC_Track_Field) February 9, 2019
The mark is just .02 seconds shy of Payton Chadwick’s school record 7.93 and eclipses her personal best of 8.02. It is the third fastest in the world this season and ranks No.2 in the NCAA.
The former Wolmers Girls High School standout has been knocking at the sub-8 door for a while. Last season she clocked 8.04 at the SEC Indoor Championships and inched .02 seconds closer at the Razorback Invitational two weeks ago.
She qualified for the final with the fourth-fastest time of 37 competitors in the prelims after winning heat four comfortably in 8.41.