Baylor freshman Ackera Nugent wins 100mh/100m double at Aggie Invitational

By May 09, 2021

Baylor University’s Ackera Nugent continued her impressive freshman season on Saturday with a pair of wins at the Aggie Invitational at Bryan-College Station in Texas.

Nugent, who turned 19, on April 29, won the 100m hurdles and 100m dash in a 30-minute span during another outstanding outing notwithstanding the windy conditions.

The World U18 100m world-record holder eased to a comfortable victory in the hurdles in 12.95, a time aided by a generous wind of 3.4m/s. She defeated the Texas A&M duo of Kaylah Robinson and Summer Thorpe, who clocked 13.05 and 13.15 for second and third, respectively.

Less than a half-hour after that win, Nugent raced to victory in the 100m in 11.21.

She crossed the finish line well clear of Texas A&M’s Immanuela Aliu, who clocked 11.44, edging out Aniekeme Elim of William Carey, who was third in 11.45.

Nugent’s winning time would have eclipsed the 11.25 facility record set by Arkansas’ Tiona Wilson that was established on April 10, but the wind of 4.2m/s rendered it illegal.

 

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