LSU sprinter makes world history in NCAA Track and Field Championships

LSU sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson (Source: Jacques Doucet)
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AUSTIN, Texas (WAFB) - LSU has several athletes competing in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson made world history by becoming the first person to ever run under 11 seconds in the 100 meters and sub 23.4 seconds in the 200 meters in the same day. She ran 10.99 in the 100 and 22.37 in the 200.

Long jumper JuVaughn Harrison won his first-career national title with a personal best jump of 26 feet, 11 inches (8.20 meters).

“It was a big accomplishment for me (to win with so many jumpers over eight meters)," said Harrison. "To be able to come out here and compete well and win for my team was a really big accomplishment for me. I went out early in indoor and I didn’t do well last year, so to come out here and win, it’s just heaven.”

Freshman pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis finished second. He cleared 5.80 meters (19 feet, .25 inches).

The men’s 4x100 meter relay comprised of Kary Vincent Jr., Akanni Hislop, Correion Mosby, and Jaron Flournoy ran a season-best time of 38.37 in the semifinals to qualify to Friday’s finals.

The women’s 4x100 meter relay team made up of Tonea Marshall, Kortnei Johnson, Rachel Misher, and Sha’Carri Richardson ran a season-best 42.56 to win its semifinal heat and earn an automatic bid to Saturday’s finals.

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