Hello Track and Field lovers. Today the women are ready to shine. I tried my best to pick some men’s records I thought were coming down. I totally missed the relays yesterday.
Right out of the gate, LSU has already claimed the records in the prelims. I don’t think they’ll run faster because they’ll need all of their energy to win other events.
If super senior Aleia Hobbs of LSU saved a little in the tank, she may get close to fellow Tiger Dawn Sowell’s 10.78 record that has been standing since 1989. Special shout out to USC’s Twanisha Terry of Miami Northwestern. My wife is a fellow Bull, so you know she’s proud of you!
With a personal best of 49.99 Kendall Ellis and Lynna Irby 50.11, they both appear to have what it takes to the Meet the record of 50.10. I think with the level of completion today, a win will be the goal. Makenzie Dunmore of Oregon is in lane 3 which should allow us to see what everyone is doing.
Freshman Sydney Mclaughlin has already shown she is in a league of her own. She has already claimed the college best record when she crossed the finish line in 52.75 seconds. Also watch LSU’s Kymber Payne in lane 6.
Usually when you have athletes that can break a record, it’s in just one event. With a time of 22.06, Lynna Irby of the University of Georgia is well within reach of the 22.02 record set by outstanding Gator Kyra Jefferson last year. Being from Florida, we are always going to be bias. We know with Lynna being a freshman, it’s just a matter of time and staying healthy.
4 x 400 Meter Relay
Yesterday I predicted the Men’s 4 x 100 Meter relay should fall to the University of Florida Gators, but it was the Mighty Cougars of the University of Houston. With the day University of Kentucky women should be having, I think they should be close to the record because they know how to move.
The field events are normally on the back burner at track meets. But with Georgia claiming the title with heavy points in the field events, you have to know they are important. The lady Bull Dawgs have Keturah Orji who may just jump her way back in the record books today if she can go further than 15.04.