Jamaican Breaks 18-year Collegiate Hurdles Record in US

A Jamaican attending the University of Arkansas broke an 18-year old collegiate record over the weekend (March 14) after he won the men’s 60 hurdles at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in a blistering 7.45 seconds.

The record which stood for nearly two decades belonged to Wisconsin’s Reggie Torian, who ran 7.47 back in 1997.

The previous meet record of 7.50 was set by Florida’s Eddie Lovett in 2013.

“I wasn’t thinking about any record. I wanted to just go out there and have fun and the record came. I’m lost for words,” McLeod said of his achievement in an ESPN3.com interview after the race.

  

His time of 7.45 also ties McLeod for #1 in the world in 2015 with Cuba’s Orlando Ortega.

Jamaican athlete Omar Mcleod. Image Source: letsrun.com
Jamaican athlete Omar Mcleod (Lane 4). Image Source: letsrun.com

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