NAIA Indoors 2019
Cayman Islands prospect Raheem Brown was named Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
The Cayman Islands native is off to quite an impressive start in his first collegiate season.
After setting two schools records in his collegiate debut, the Milligan College freshman won his second race of the year last Friday clocking in at 7.96 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Brown beat out a field that included World Junior Junior Championships silver medalist, American Johnny Dutch. He also placed seventh in the 60m in 7.00 seconds.
The win places him as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) top hurdler of the week.
Brown now leads the Appalachian Athletic Conference in both events.
Three weeks ago at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational, the 18 year old broke his own school record to win the 60m hurdles in 7.88, an NAIA “A” standard and was only two-hundredths of a second shy of the NAIA national championship record.
The 2017 110m hurdles CARIFTA silver medalist became the first ever Milligan College athlete to dip below 8.00 seconds in the event when he clocked 7.93 in the prelims to demolish Ronan Philippot’s previous record of 8.61 set in 2012.
The Clifton Hunter High School graduate also placed fourth overall in the finals of the men’s 60m in 6.98 seconds, 0.2 seconds off of his school record (6.96) set in the preliminaries earning the ‘Athlete of the Meet’ distinction.
Brown, who was a semifinalist in the 110m hurdles representing the Cayman Islands at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships, redshirted last year while competing unattached.