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Tyra Gittens breaks T&T Heptathlon National Record and Texas A&M School Record, wins SEC title

Jermaine Wright
NCAA Conference Championships – SEC


Trinidad & Tobago multi-event specialist Tyra Gittens continues her strong debut collegiate season by winning SEC Championships heptathlon title with a school and national record.

The Tennessee, USA native scored a total of 6,074 points to eclipse the previous national record of 5962 pts scored by Marsha Mark-Baird at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.

The University of Texas A&M Freshman also surpassed the Aggie school record of 6,038 set by Annie Kunz in 2016.

She also took over the No.1 spot on the NCAA season rankings from teammate Kunz (6018 pts).

Gittens, who also broke the national indoor pentathlon record (4009 pts) in January, won four of the seven events to finish 331 pts ahead of teammate Shaina Burns (5743 pts) setting personal bests in the 100m hurdles (13.21), shot put (12.82m), 200m (24.01), long jump (6.37m).

Gittens also finished a respectable 5th in the open long jump surpassing her fresh personal best set in the heptathlon with a best leap of 6.47m.

With the mark, she is now the No. 2 performer with the No. 2 performance on the Aggie all-time list narrowly trailing the school record of 6.53m by Adrien Sawyer in 1997.

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