Janeek Brown set a new National 100m hurdles record of 12.40 seconds at today’s NCAA National Championships.
Brown’s time, the second best Collegiate all-time mark, erased Brigitte Foster-Hylton’s 2003 record of 12.45s. Chanel Brissett of USC, 12.52 and Tonea Marshall of LSU, 12.66 were second and third respectively.
Another Jamaican, Jeanine WILLIAMS, representing Georgia Tech, finished 4th in 12.74s.
Brown, representing the University of Arkansas, blazed to 12.53s at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, TX on Thursday night (6 June) in the semis.
So far this season, all Brown’s times 12.98, 12.97. 12.91, 12.57, 12.84, 12.55, 12.89 and 12.71, were below 13 seconds.
Brown later returned 22.40 for 4th in the women’s 200m final, won by Anglerne Annelus of USC in 22.16, just ahead of World junior 100m record holder Sha’Carri Richardson of LSU, 22.17s.