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Again, Rosemary Chukwuma breaks Texas Tech’s 60m record

Again, Rosemary Chukwuma breaks Texas Tech’s 60m record

*Ruth Usoro qualifies for 2023 World Championships with World Lead jump

Nigeria’s Rosemary Chukwuma continued her fine form Friday evening, breaking her school – Texas Tech University’s – record in the women’s 60m for the second time in 2023.

Chukwuma ran a time of 7.09s to win the Texas Tech Open and Multis inside the Sports Performance Center.

She had earlier run a time of 7.17s to win the first round of the race to tie her third-best all-time mark for the school.

The time of 7.09s which won her the final round is now her school record, breaking her earlier record of 7.11s last week and also running sub 8s for the third time this week.

The time also ties Chukwuma third on the toplist with Poland’s Ewa Swoboda, with only Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith 7.04s and Saint Lucia’s Julien Afred running faster this season.

Kaila Jackson placed second, running a PB of 7.16s while Jadyn Mays was third in 7.19s.

Also featuring for Texas Tech in the same women’s 60m, Mercy Umoibang ran a time of 7.57s which was a PB in the preliminary round.

In the women’s long jump, Ruth Usoro who graduated from Texas Tech last year, leaped a distance of 6.87 to win the competition.

The distance was a PB for Usoro and also shot her to number one in the Top list in the World, while also qualifying her for the 2023 World Championship in Budapest.

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