Sha’Carri Richardson Breaks Collegiate Record In Women’s 100 Meters

There will always be a collegiate record in the Women’s 100 Meters.

There will forever only be one Sha’Carri Richardson.

Richardson, a freshman from LSU, scorched the track on the final day of the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships to the tune of 10.75, breaking a 30-year-old standard in the event by .03 seconds (Dawn Sowell of LSU, 10.78).

The freshman from Dallas, Texas, didn’t just make collegiate history: She put herself among the best in WORLD HISTORY.

Richardson smashed the former World U-20 record of 10.88 that had stood since 1977. It also moved Richardson into a tie as the ninth-best performer in the history of the event, regardless of age.

That effort, coupled with her anchoring of the runner-up 4×100 Relay a few events earlier and her runner-up finish in the 200 a few events later, gave Richardson 20 points for the meet. Richardson became the first freshman to lead the meet in scoring since Ariana Washington in 2016 and led the Tigers to their best finish since 2011.