The American 600m indoor record holder, Athing Mu, now a freshman of Texas A&M broke the 40-year-old collegiate (NCAA) in the women’s 600 meters at the Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas on Saturday (23).
The 18-year-old Mu, who is of Sudanese descence, stopped the clock in a blazing 1:25.80, shaving 0.76 seconds from the previous record set back in 1981. The time is also the fastest in the World this year.
Mu has been outstanding for the 2nd weekend in a row. Last Saturday, she set almost broke the NCAA record in the women’s 800m cooking the WL time of 2:01.07.
In the field events, Deborah Acquah (Texas A&M) impressed on her last week jumb with the women’s long jump by producing the 2nd farthest jump in the world this year of 6.65m.