Brianna Lyston, a first-year Louisiana State University (LSU) student, made her first appearance in the 60m indoor race at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Despite just missing the women’s 60m final, Lyston recorded an impressive time of 7.32 seconds, ranking her as the ninth-fastest runner from the heats.
With a time just one-hundredth of a second slower than Kiley Robbins of Wisconsin, Lyston’s debut performance at the event was noteworthy.
The day before, Lyston took part in the women’s 200m race, where she finished 18th overall with a time of 23.54 seconds.
In the women’s 60m heats, Julien Alfred of Texas, with a time of 7.05 seconds, and teammate Kevona Davis, 7.27 seconds, were the first and third-fastest runners.
Alfred went on to win the final with a record time of 7.00 seconds flat, while Davis, formerly of Edwin Allen, came in fourth place with 7.22 seconds.
Lyston’s strong debut at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic showcases her potential as an up-and-coming sprinter and bodes well for her future performance in the sport.
In the men’s 60m final, Lawrence Johnson of Wisconsin took the top spot in 6.60 ahead of Marcellus Moore of Texas, also 6.60.
Rhasidat Adeleke ran 50.45 to win the women’s 400m and Jonathan Jones, 45.83 in the men’s final.
Jamaican Omar McLeod finished second in the men’s 60m hurdles with 7.61 behind Omotade Ojora of USC, 7.58.
Leah Phillips of LSU won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.02 ahead of Demisha Roswell of Texas Tech, 8.03.