Thompson lowers women’s 60m indoor record

first_imgIT’S shaping up to be another phenomenal season for Olympian Brenessa Thompson who last week clocked a time that, once sanctioned, would be a new national indoor record in the women’s 60 metres.Despite coming fourth in the women’s 60m sprint last Saturday at the Texas A&M Aggie Twilight meet, the 7.40 seconds Thompson ran superseded the 7.41 seconds standing record, which she herself had set last year December.This record comes within weeks after the Texas A&M University athlete set the women’s 200m indoor record at 23.36 seconds. This brings up Thompson’s total national records to four, two indoor and two outdoor, and no doubt the 20-year-old is just getting started.Thompson already has the 100m and 200m outdoor national records to her name, both of which she set last year. She clocked the 22.99 seconds in the 200m last year May, while she made history as the first athlete to make a track event at a local venue when she set the 11.14 seconds women’s 100m record at the Aliann Pompey Invitational.Thompson was among only four Guyanese athletes who qualified to participate at last year’s Rio Olympics, and the only one who qualified to participate in more than one event.Thompson was in the women’s 100m and 200m events.last_img

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