Alabama's Burchell Sets College Sprint Record

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Alabama senior sprinter Remona Burchell set a collegiate record in the women's 60-meter dash on Saturday afternoon while winning the event at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Nutter Fieldhouse.

Alabama senior Remona Burchell, the 2014 NCAA indoor 60-meter champion and the 2014 NCAA outdoor 100-meter champion, dominated a world-class field in the 60 on Saturday on the campus of the University of Kentucky, running a time of 7.08 seconds. That mark edged the old record of 7.09 seconds set by Angela Williams of Southern California in 2001 and tied by Lakya Brookins of South Carolina in 2011. It is the second-fastest 60 run in the world so far this season behind a 7.05 by Murielle Ahoure of The Ivory Coast.

"I was worried about my start, but I had a good one, and I really had a great race," Burchell said after the race. "I knew I would run fast today and I am very excited about this record."

Burchell beat the field by a full tenth of a second as Kentucky's Dezerea Bryant, the 2014 SEC 60 champion, was second in 7.18 with Shayla Sanders of Florida third in 7.25.

Competition continues at the SEC Indoor meet Saturday afternoon with the event concluding with the 4x400-meter relay at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern Time in Lexington.


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