• Terrance Laird blazes 19.81 in the 200m at Texas Relays
Terrance Laird a junior athlete from Louisiana States University clocked an impressive 19.81 (0.8m/s) second personal best to win the 200m final to highlight the 3rd day of 2021 Texas Relays on Saturday, March 27.
The 22-year-old Laird, who two weeks ago took the second place at the NCAA indoor championships better his 200m personal best by more than half a second.
Gabby Thomas won the women’s 200m in a huge personal best time of of 22.17 (0.7m/s) ahead of Jenna Prandini (22.43) and Morolake Akinosun (22.53).
In the men's 100m final World indoor bronze medalist Ronnie Baker produced his fastest time since the 2018 and a new World lead of 9.94 (1.4m/s) to win the men's 100m. Baker missed his personal best time by only 0.07.
In the field events, Anderson Peters, the reigning World champion threw 82.51m to prevail in the men's javelin. The NCAA champion and record holder KC Lightfoot of Baylor cleared 5.80m to win the men's pole vault, while the World indoor champion Sandi Morris won the women’s pole vault with 4.80m. Steffin McCarter won the men's long jump with an 8.17m leap. Valarie Allman threw 66.46m to win the women's discus throw.
Elsewhere, Tonea Marshall prevailed in the women’s 100m hurdles with 12.75. 400m Hurdler Shamier Little won the 400m flat with 50.19 seconds. Bryce Deadmon for the first time in his career went inside the 45 second barrier to win the men's 400m in 44.62.