Tarsis Orogot clocked 20:20 to better his time of 20.71 time during last week’s 200-meter final at the Bob Pollock Invitational in the season opener.
Don Kirby Invitational Meet (Men’s 200M):
- Winner: Tarsis Orogot (Albama) – 20:20
- 2nd: Dunlap (Northern Ariozona) – 20:69
- 3rd: McClinton (Liberty) – 20:86
United States of America (USA) based Ugandan sprinter Tarsis Orogot set a new national record over 200M during the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, Boston.
Orogot, a student at Alabama University crossed the finishing line in a time of 20:20 seconds, a new national and indoor record for Uganda.
Northern Arizona’s Dunlap came second with 20:69 and Liberty’s McClinton was third with a timing of 20:86.
Orogot’s latest feat is the new men’s 200m school record, the seventh all-time fastest collegiate performance, the top collegiate finisher in the event and a world leader (NCAA leader).
He bettered his time of 20.71 time during last week’s 200-meter final at the Bob Pollock Invitational in the season opener.
Orogot exclaimed with greatness after this success.
“He who is in me is greater than me. New Uganda 200M Indoor national record, a school record (20:20), a new school record. All glory to God,” Orogot noted.
Orogot recorded a 20.20 run to become both the world and NCAA leader in the 200-meter event. His impressive performance is now the seventh-fastest all-time collegiate mark.
Meanwhile, Hilda Olemomoi set a new Crimson Tide record in the women’s 3000-meter race, clocking 8:45:50 in Boston’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational, to claim the top collegiate finish in the event.
Her historic run also became the third-fastest collegiate performance of all-time.