10.75! LSU Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson Arrives As a Star With Insane Collegiate 100m Record

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By LetsRun.com
June 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Tex. — Sha’Carri Richardson has arrived.

The 19-year-old LSU freshman entered the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with impressive sprint credentials — a 10.99 pb, SEC champ in the 100 and 200 — but will leave it as the world’s next great sprint phenom, smoking a 10.75 collegiate record to break the 30-year-old collegiate record of LSU’s Dawn Sowell.

Usain Bolt comparisons are massively overused in track & field, but it was impossible to watch this race and not think of Bolt’s 100-meter world record in the 2008 Olympic final. It wasn’t just that both athletes obliterated the field over the final 40 meters, but how easy both made it look; Richardson’s celebrations didn’t start quite as early as Bolt’s in Beijing, but with five meters to go, she had already thrown up her hands in celebration.

Richardson won by daylight

She had plenty to celebrate. Not only was the time a humongous personal best — from 10.99 to 10.75 in a single race — but it ranks as the fastest time in the world in two years, since the 10.71 by Olympic champ Elaine Thompson in June 2017. The 2018 world lead of 10.85, shared by Dina Asher-Smith and Marie-Josee Ta Lou, was a full tenth of a second slower than what Richardson ran today. Richardson is now tied as the ninth-fastest performer of all time; the time is also a world U20 record, breaking the 42-year-old mark of 10.88 by East Germany’s Marlies Oelsner.

Forty-five minutes later, Richardson got world U20 record #2, running 22.17 for 200 meters to break the record of the great Allyson Felix (22.18) set in 2004. That was only good enough for second, however, as Richardson was outleaned by USC’s Anglerne Annelus, who repeated as NCAA champion in 22.16, a 2019 world leader.

Prior to her individual races, Richardson gave a warning of what was to come when she anchored LSU to a second-place showing in the 4×100 relay at 42.29, making up a massive amount of distance on USC anchor Twanisha Terry, who would run a quick 10.98 in the open 100.

Videos of the races appear below. Below that we have post-race interviews with the top 3 finishers in the 100. Then results.

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Video of 100

Video of 200

Video of 4 x 100

Post-race interview with Richardson

Interview with runner-up Kayla White of North Carolina A&T

USC’s TeeTee Terry after taking third in a pb of 10.98

Results 100

1Sha’Carri RICHARDSONFRLSU10.75+1.60.142 PB   FR   MR   CB 
2Kayla WHITESRN. Carolina A&T10.95+1.60.159 PB 
3Twanisha TERRYSOUSC10.98+1.60.149 PB 
4Teahna DANIELSSRTexas11.00+1.60.160
5Kiara PARKERSRArkansas11.02+1.60.168 PB 
6Kiara GRANTSONorfolk State11.04+1.60.172 PB 
7Anglerne ANNELUSJRUSC11.12+1.60.198
8Ka’Tia SEYMOURSOFlorida State11.65+1.60.129

Results 200

1Anglerne ANNELUSJRUSC22.16+1.30.233 PB   FR 
2Sha’Carri RICHARDSONFRLSU22.17+1.30.179 PB 
3Cambrea STURGISFRN. Carolina A&T22.40 (22.394)+1.30.160 PB 
4Janeek BROWNSOArkansas22.40 (22.396)+1.30.151 PB 
5Teahna DANIELSSRTexas22.62+1.30.166
6Lanae-Tava THOMASFRUSC22.74+1.30.176 PB 
7Kayla WHITESRN. Carolina A&T22.81+1.30.168
Ka’Tia SEYMOURSOFlorida StateDNS

Results 4 x 100

1USCUSC42.210.229 SB   FR 
2LSULSU42.290.149 SB 
4OREGONOregon42.990.280 SB 
5ALABAMAAlabama43.000.187 SB 
6N. CAROLINA A&TN. Carolina A&T43.090.197
7FLORIDA STATEFlorida State43.130.255 SB