Janeek Brown lowers national record with ominous NCAA win

By June 09, 2019
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Jamaica’s Janeek Brown is now the fastest woman over the 100 metres hurdles this year and the quickest her country has ever seen. 

Brown, running in the final of the NCAA Division 1 Championships, clocked 12.40 seconds to land just one hundredth of a second outside of Brianna Rollins-McNeal’s college best and the meet record.

The time though, is the fastest a Jamaican has ever gone with the country’s national trials a matter of a week away. Brown was bettering the 12.45 set by World Championship gold medallist, Brigitte Foster-Hylton.

Brown, the Arkansas sophomore was well ahead of the field with USC’s Chanel Brissett second in 12.52 seconds and LSU’s Tonea Marshall further back in 12.66.

The field was rounded out by Georgia Tech’s Jeanine Williams (12.74), USC’s Anna Cockrell (12.80), Florida State’s Cortney Jones (12.81), Miami’s Tiara McMinn (12.97), and Arkansas’ Payton Chadwick (13.05).

Brown’s time is also the quickest of all athletes in the World this year, a year in which the IAAF World Championships of Athletics could be setting the world alight.

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