Julien Alfred, a promising sprinter from St. Lucia, made a remarkable impact at the NCAA Division I indoor championships. Alfred secured a win in the 60-meter event, clocking a CAC record and tying Aleia Hobbs’ world lead at 6.94 seconds. Her performance was only 0.02 seconds behind Irina Privalova’s 1993 world record.
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In the 200-meter event, Alfred continued to impress, running the second-fastest time ever recorded of 22.01 seconds, setting a new national and world-leading mark. Only Merlene Ottey’s 1993 world record of 21.87 seconds is faster. Favour Ofili took second place in 22.20 seconds.
Britton Wilson makes history with new US indoor record in 400 meters
Britton Wilson also made history, setting a new US indoor record in the 400 meters with a time of 49.48 seconds, beating Jarmila Kratochvilova’s previous record of 49.59 seconds set in 1982. She defeated Talitha Diggs, who held the previous US record, with a time of 50.49 seconds. Rhasidat Adeleke of Ireland won the other race in 50.45 seconds.
In the women’s 4×400 meter relay, Arkansas, featuring runners from various nationalities, clocked the fastest time ever recorded indoors with 3:21.75. However, the time could not be ratified as a world indoor record, as the official WIR of Russia is 3:23.37 from 2006. The team consisted of Amber Anning from Britain, Joanne Reid from Jamaica, Rosey Effiong from Nigeria, and Wilson.
Jasmine Moore, who previously jumped 7 meters in the long jump, set a US record and world-leading mark of 15.12 meters in the triple jump, the fifth-best indoor performance ever. Charisma Taylor of the Bahamas followed her with a national indoor record of 14.88 meters.
Ackera Nugent wins 60-meter hurdles at NCAA Division I indoor championships
Ackera Nugent won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.73 seconds, only 0.01 seconds away from her Jamaican national record set in the heats. Masai Russell took second place with a personal best time of 7.75 seconds.
In the 800 meters, Roisin Willis won with a time of 1:59.93, the third-best U20 indoor performance ever recorded. She was closely followed by Juliette Whittaker, who set a personal best time of 2:00.05.
Lamara Distin of Jamaica clears 1.91 meters to win high jump at NCAA Division I indoor championships
Other notable performances include Olivia Howell’s win in the mile with a personal best time of 4:34.00 and Katelyn Tuohy’s second gold medal in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:10.07. Lamara Distin of Jamaica cleared 1.91 meters in the high jump, while Adelaide Aquilla set a personal best of 19.28 meters in the shot put.