FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jamaican Omar McLeod set a new Jamaican and NCAA record in the men’s 60m hurdles on Saturday (March 14).
McLeod won the 60-meter hurdles at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 7.45 seconds.
The time bettered Maurice Wignall’s Jamaican record of 7.46, done at the 2004 World Indoor Championships. The mark also beat the 18-year old collegiate record – 7.47 seconds – held by Wisconsin’s Reggie Torian
McLeod absolutely dominated, as Chris Caldwell of Texas Tech was second in 7.69.
“I wasn’t thinking about any record. I wanted to just go out there and have fun and the record came. I’m lost for words,” said McLeod, the former Manchester High and Kingston College (KC) student.
McLeod’s personal best coming into this race was 7.49 seconds, which he ran to win the SEC Champs.