On Saturday afternoon, the nation’s best college track and field athletes took to Austin, Texas for the Track and Field Outdoor Championships.
Fans in attendance at today’s events received an incredible show.
Freshman sensation She’Carri Richardson entered the day with one of the top times in the country, but showed that’s just the beginning of her talent.
Richardson smoked the field in the 100 meter dash, winning by .2 of a second – a wide margin in such a short race.
Just how fast was she?
Well, she crushed a collegiate record that stood since 1989 by running a 10.75. He run just so happened to be the fastest 100-meter dash in the world this year as well.
Check it out.
SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON!!!!! 1️⃣0️⃣:7️⃣5️⃣
WORLD JUNIOR RECORD ✅
WORLD LEADER ✅
COLLEGIATE RECORD ✅
SCHOOL RECORD ✅ pic.twitter.com/n91WHBdCty
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 8, 2019
To recap, here are the records Richardson set with her 10.75:
- World Junior record
- Collegiate record
- School record (beats former collegiate record holder Dawn Sowell)
The collegiate record she broke, Sowell’s, was previously set at 10.78. It’s fitting that an LSU Tiger was the one to break Sowell’s record, a Tiger herself.
The final day of competition has produced plenty of intriguing story lines, but there’s plenty more where that came from.
Tune into ESPN 2 for the final events of the men’s and women’s track and field championships.