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Kirani James sets 44.80 world leading mark at SEC Indoors

Kirani James flashed to 44.80 seconds to win the men’s 400m dash at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Grenadian record holder and Alabama sophomore also bettered the world-leading mark when winning section two of the two section finals on a very fast track.

Tony McQuay of posted 45.21secs to win the first second, but had to settle for second place, even with his blistering life-time best. Torrin Lawrence of Georgia was third in 45.82secs.

Shelise Williams won the women race in 52.20secs, beating Joanna Atkins (52.24) of Auburn and Arkansas’ Regina George, third in 52.58.

Earlier Florida’s Jeff Demps blew by his challengers midway in the race to win the men’s 60m dash in a career best time of 6.55secs, bettering his previous mark of 6.57secs.

Harry Adams of Auburn finished second in 6.63secs, with third going to LSU’s Horatio Williams, at 6.67.

Lakya Brookins of South Carolina dominated the women’s field to win in a NCAA quickest of 7.14secs, which is also a PR for her.

Semoy Hackett of LSU ran 7.25secs for second, with Auburn’s Sheniqua Ferguson taking third in 7.29.

(Sporting Alert)

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  1. Vince

    April 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Kirani James keep up the hard work that you are doing and you will let the Caribbean people happy again. The Jamaicans did and I am sure the Windwards Islands well appreciate your efforts not forgetting Your home Country GRENADA

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