LSU Sprinter set two World U20 records in one day running 10.75

Richardson, is the first woman in world history, of any age, to run sub 10.8 in the 100 and sub 22.2 in the 200 meters on the same day.
10 June 2019

Sha’Carri Richardson, Texas, USA, set two U20 world records on Saturday at the NCAA Championships with personal bests of 10.75 in the 100 meters and 22.17 in the 200 meters.

Richardson’s 10.75 broke Dawn Sowell’s collegiate record of 10.78 that was set in 1989. The top three NCAA 100 meter sprinters in NCAA history all attended LSU – Richardson (10.75), Sowell (10.78/1989) and Aleia Hobbs (10.85/2018). She was victorious in the 100 meters and took second in the 200 meters.

“Knowing the kind of tradition LSU has in the women’s sprints, it’s kind of crazy to think I’m up there with the all-time greats,” Richardson said after her busy day on the track. “You see those names like Dawn Sowell, Kimberlyn Duncan, Aleia Hobbs, and Mikiah Brisco, and to know that I’m in their presence is special.

“Today was a great day on the track and I’ll never forget it. To set all those records in my home state in front of family and friends is truly special. I’m just glad I could go out there and put some points on the board for my team.”

As a team the LSU women took third with 43 points. Richardson won the 100 meter NCAA title and claimed silver in the 200 meter finals for a total of 18 points.

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