• Courtney Okolo runs blazing 49.71 in women's 400m, the fastest ever in NCAA history

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World Indoor champion Courtney Okolo of the United States set a new Collegiate 400m record on Saturday, Apr. 23 at LSU Alumni Gold metting.

The 22-year-old Okolo, who runs for University of Texas, ran a phenomenal 49.71 seconds and set the fastest time ever in NCAA history. Okolo's time is also the second fastest time in the world this year. 

Okolo was part of the USA's women's 4x400m team that won gold medal at the IAAF  World Indoor Championships in March in Portland.

 Women's 400m Top Results: See full results here.

    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#
  1 Courtney Okolo               Texas                    49.71S  2
  2 Chrisann Gordon              Texas                    51.03   2
  3 Felecia Majors               Tennessee                52.19   2
  4 Georganne Moline             Nike                     52.39   2
  5 Mariam Kromah                Southern Miss.           52.73   2
  6 Cassandra Tate               Tiger Olympians          52.98   2
  7 Deja Parrish                 Clemson                  53.15   1
  8 Travia Jones                 LSU                      53.25   1
  9 Shayla Luckett               Miss State               53.28   1
 10 Layla White                  Tennessee                53.44   1

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