Sha’Carri Richardson runs record-breaking NCAA sprint double

Sha’Carri Richardson runs record-breaking NCAA sprint double

Teenager breaks world under-20 100m and 200m records in Texas

Sha’Carri Richardson made history at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, breaking both the world under-20 100m and 200m records.

First the 19-year-old stormed to a world-leading collegiate record time of 10.75 (+1.6m/sec) to win the 100m, despite starting to celebrate before she crossed the finish line, with that mark putting her ninth on the senior world all-time list.

She returned to the track 45 minutes later to clock 22.17 (+1.3m/sec) when finishing second behind defending champion Anglerne Annelus’ world-leading 22.16 in the 200m final.

Those performances saw Richardson become the first female to run a sub-10.8 100m and sub-22.2 200m on the same day.

Only Merlene Ottey has achieved a better one-day double.

USC won the 4x100m in 42.21, with LSU, anchored by Richardson, finishing second in 42.29.

In the 100m, Kayla White was second in 10.95 and Twanisha Terry third in 10.98, while Cambrea Sturgis was third in the 200m in 22.40, the same time as fourth-placer Janeek Brown who less than an hour earlier had broken the Jamaican record with a world-leading 12.40 (+0.6m/sec) to win the 100m hurdles.

Brown made further history in that her times produced the fastest ever same-day 100m hurdles and 200m double.

There was a world age-19 best of 12.52 for Chanel Brissett in second in the hurdles.

Allie Ostrander won a third consecutive 3000m steeplechase title in 9:37.23, while Sinclaire Jackson ran a meet record of 4:05.98 to win the 1500m, bettering the 4:06.19 record mark which had been set by Britain’s Hannah England in 2008.

Shardia Lawrence won the triple jump with a best of 13.99m from the final round, while Laulauga Tausaga won the discus with a throw of 63.26m.

Results can be found here.

Further NCAA Championships coverage can be found here.

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