Britany Anderson drops NJR/WJR time in Finland

By July 24, 2019

Britany Anderson, the 2018 World U20 100m hurdles silver medallist, ran a personal best 12.71 in the 100m hurdles at the Motonet Joensuu Grand Prix in Finland on Wednesday.

If ratified, the time will erase Rushelle Burton’s national junior record of 12.87 set in July 2016. It would also supplant Dior Hall’s 12.74s, world U20 record, set at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June 2015.

The 18-year-old Anderson clocked 13.01s at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland but was controversially handed the silver medal despite having the same time as the USA’s Tori Jones.

She was notably absent from the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships in Jamaica in March but has been training and competing in small meets in Europe for parts of the current season.

Annimari Korte, one of the pre-race favourites, finished second a new personal best of 12.72, a new Finnish record and a significant improvement on the 12.86 Finnish-best that she set last week.

The time also qualified Korte for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Korte’s compatriot Reetta Hurske finished third in a personal best of 12.78.

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