Masai Russell breaks collegiate record in women’s 100m Hurdles at Texas Relays

Masai Russell of Kentucky shattered the Collegiate Record in the women's 100m Hurdles at the 2023 Texas Relays on Saturday, clocking 12.36 secs for the win.

Symone Goss

Masai Russell of Kentucky in action at the 2023 Rod McCravy Memorial Meet
Masai Russell of Kentucky in action at the 2023 Rod McCravy Memorial Meet. Photo by Ethan Rand/UK Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas (April 1) Masai Russell [@masai_russell] from the University of Kentucky has set a new collegiate record in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2023 Texas Relays. Russell achieved the feat on Saturday, clocking an impressive 12.36 seconds (+2.0 m/s) to win the race at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin on Saturday.

The 22-year-old’s performance, which was done just within the allowable wind reading of +2.0 m/s, shattered the previous collegiate record of 12.39 seconds, set by Brianna Rollins in 2013 while competing for Clemson [ClemsonTrackXC]. Her stunning time also marked a significant improvement from her personal best of 12.71 seconds, which she set last year in Lexington, Kentucky.

The much anticipated clash between Russell and Ackera Nugent, the 2023 NCAA Indoor 60m hurdles champion from Arkansas did happened. Nugent advanced easily to the final on Friday but the Jamaican star did not run in the final. Read more: How to watch the 2023 Texas Relays Day 4 LIVE?

Her absence opened the door for Alia Armstrong from LSU, who posted a season-best of 12.57 seconds, to finish second behind Russell. Armstrong’s teammate, Leah Phillips, clocked 12.95 seconds for third place.

The @TexasTFXC Relays continues on Saturday with a loaded schedule that includes performances from high school, college and proffessional athletes.

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Symone Goss

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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