Gardiner posts new world-leading/national record time

Gardiner posts new world-leading/national record time
Steven Gardiner at a press conference following the men’s 200 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo credit: IAAF Diamond League)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Steven Gardiner opened his 2019 track and field season with a bang this weekend, setting a new national record and personal best in the men’s 300-meters (m) at the University of South Carolina Indoor Open.

Gardiner, representing Adidas, crossed the line in a world-leading 32.26 seconds for the win. He finished a full second ahead of Nicholas Ramsey, who crossed the line second in 33.70 seconds. Josiah Johnson took bronze in 34.83 seconds.

Also in the pro ranks, Tynia Gaither picked up two top-two finishes at the Texas A&M Aggie Twilight. Representing Elite Performance, she finished first in the women’s 60 and second in the 200 in 7.33 seconds and 23.33 seconds respectively.

In collegiate action, Texas Southern University (TSU) senior Alexis Gray picked up top-three finishes in three races at the 2019 SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was second in the 200 in 23.83 seconds, third in the 60 in 7.52 seconds, and was part of the TSU women’s 4x400m relay team that finished second overall.

On the field, North Dakota State University (NDSU) sophomore Daejha Moss cleared 1.74m to win the high jump at the UND Tune Up. The mark was an indoor personal best for Moss. It also tied the seventh-best mark in NDSU history.