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Britton Wilson Shakes off Texas Relays Disappointment to Triumph in Florida

American star Britton Wilson shines in Florida, winning the 400m at the Miramar Invitational after a disappointing run at Texas Relays 2024 last month.

Britton Wilson of Arkansas after her 400m hurdles race
Britton Wilson of Arkansas after her 400m hurdles race. Photo by Randy Miyazaki

After a less-than-impressive start to her season at the 2024 Texas Relays at the end of March, talented American quarter-miler Britton Wilson made a noteworthy improvement this past weekend in Florida, winning the 400m at the Miramar Invitational.

Wilson, a two-time NCAA champion in the women’s 400m and 400m hurdles during her collegiate career at the University of Arkansas, kicked off her 2024 campaign with a relay leg for the Captain Athletics team.

The 23-year-old, however, experienced disappointment when she was overtaken in the home straight by Great Britain sprinter Dina Asher-Smith during her leg of the women’s 4x400m relay in Austin, on March 30.

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With all eyes on her at the Ansin Sports Complex on April 6, Wilson, battling a strong headwind in the final 100m, surged ahead of her competitors to finish in 51.07 seconds and win the women’s 400m dash at the 2024 Miramar Invitational.

Though her time was not particularly remarkable, Wilson, who has a personal best of 49.13 seconds and has clocked under 50 seconds eight times in her career, was satisfied with her performance. She is now focused on building upon her season opener as she aims for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for Paris 2024 this summer.

Finishing behind Wilson at the Miramar Invitational were her fellow American teammate Shamier Little, who recorded 51.41 seconds for second place, and Canada’s Zoe Sherar, who achieved a personal best of 51.63 seconds for third place.

On the global scene, Wilson finished fifth in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 2022 World Championships before helping Team USA clinch the gold medal in the women’s 4x400m relay.

She also won the NCAA championship in 2022 in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay during the outdoor season and returned in 2023 to win gold in the 400m and 4x400m relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Miramar Invitational Results

  1. Britton Wilson, United States, 51.07 seconds
  2. Shamier Little, United States, 51.41
  3. Zoe Sherar, Canada, 51.63 (Personal Best)
  4. Kaylin Whitney, United States, 52.37 (Season Best)
  5. Janieve Russell, Jamaica, 52.73
  6. Tierra Robinson-Jones, United States, 54.75
  7. T’Shelia Mungo, United States, 55.03

Complete results here

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