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Natalliah Whyte named Conference USA Track Athlete of the Week

Jermaine Wright
NCAA Indoors 2019


Jamaican sprint prospect Natalliah Whyte has been named the Conference USA Indoor Track Athlete of the Week the conference announced earlier today.

This is the second time this season the Florida Atlantic University junior is winning the honour.

The former University of Auburn standout registered two wins at two separate meets on a busy weekend.

Whyte continued her decent start at FAU last weekend in Boston at Harvard’s Crimson Elite Invite lowering her own 60 metres school record of 7.36 seconds set in her season opener in January.

She clocked 7.33 seconds in the preliminary round before returning to the track to finish as the top collegiate runner (7.35) behind winner Gabrielle Thomas who was representing New Balance.

The mark is ranked 24th in the NCAA this season but leads the C-USA.

A day earlier, the former St. Jago High School standout won the Bruce Lehan Scarlett and White Invite winning the finals in 7.44 after qualifying with the fastest time in the prelims (7.39).

After breaking Auburn’s school record (7.12) in her third-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Indoor National Championships, Whyte was ranked third in the 60m by FloTrack.com in the preseason.

Whyte has yet to kick into overdrive but has registered two wins in three meets so far this season.

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