KINGSTON, Jamaica — National 100m hurdles record holder and world leader Janeek Brown has joined the professional ranks.
Two weeks ago Brown ran 12.40 seconds to erase Brigitte Foster-Hylton’s 2003 record of 12.45s to win the NCAA 100m hurdles title for Arkansas.
“Representing the Razorbacks was truly a blessing. I grew as an individual and became a better teammate,” said Brown, who was the favourite to win the Jamaica Trials.
She continued: “But another dream is now waiting to begin. I have made the decision to forego my last two years of collegiate athletics. Now, I’ll take my talents to the professional stage.”
So far this season, all Brown’s times 12.98, 12.97. 12.91, 12.57, 12.84, 12.55, 12.89, 12.71 and 12.53, were below 13 seconds.