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Aleia Hobbs blasts to 6.98secs at Razorback Invitational

Aleia Hobbs was in stunning for after she clocked 6.98secs to dominate the women's 60m dash at Razorback Invitational 2023 on Saturday. Check out the report below.

Aleia Hobbs after winning at the the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —— The Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, saw a historic performance on Saturday, as American sprinter Aleia Hobbs shattered her personal best and set a new world-leading time in the women’s 60m.

Hobbs, competing for the second time over the discipline this season, blazed across the finish line in a blistering 6.98 seconds, beating out her nearest competitor, training partner and World Indoor Championships silver medalist Mikiah Brisco, by a whopping 0.20 seconds.

Watch Aleia Hobbs 6.98 Highlights

Her performance on Saturday at the Tyson Center saw her improving the 7.12 seconds season’s best from the 2023 LSU Purple Tiger meet earlier this season and smashed her previous lifetime best of 7.07 secs, set in 2018. Read more: Abby Steiner runs 50.59secs, holds Shamier Little at Razorback Invitational

Hobbs not only lowered her personal best, but also broke the Razorback Invitational meet record, and Tyson Center facility mark. Her time of 6.98 seconds bettered the previous world lead of 7.02 seconds set by Julien Alfred last weekend.

The time also saw her moving up to equal ninth place on the world indoor 60m all-time list –joining Jamaican sprint icons Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson recorded the same marks. Hobbs is now the third-fastest American in the discipline behind Gail Devers and Marion Jones with 6.95.

Brisco, the 2022 World Athletics Indoor 60m silver medalist, came in second with a time of 7.18 seconds, while Jada Baylark rounded out the podium with a season-best time of 7.24 seconds. Symone Mason followed with a time of 7.38, Candace Hill (7.38), and Tonea Marshall (7.45). Anna Cockrell and Tara Davis did not report for the final.

Prior to sizzling record-breaking run from Aleia Hobbs today, USA’s Tiana Madison held the previous Tyson Center record at 7.02, while Kiara Parker and Julien Alfred co-owned the previous meeting record at 7.15.

Razorback Invitational 60m Results

Results: Women 60 M Open (Final)
1 Aleia Hobbs United States 6.98 PB MR FR WL
2 Mikiah Brisco United States 7.18
3 Jada Baylark United States 7.24 SB
4 Symone MASON United States 7.38 (7.374)
5 Candace HILL United States 7.38 (7.380)
6 Tonea MARSHALL United States 7.45 =SB
Anna COCKRELL United States DNS
Tara DAVIS United States DNS

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