‘The Rocket’ has officially taken flight.
Milligan College freshman Rasheem Brown broke two school records Friday (11 January) in his collegiate debut at the East Tennessee State University Track & Field Invitational.
Running in Heat One of the Men’s 60m hurdles preliminaries, the 18-year old blazed to a personal best of 7.93 seconds to top the field of 19 sprinters. The mark qualifies Brown for Saturday’s finals.
“I didn’t get the best start, but I cleared the first two hurdles clean,” said Brown. “Pushing the third hurdle, I stumbled a bit but I got back in my rhythm on my fourth and fifth, and ran through the line as quick as possible. I was happy with my time and to set a school record. I am going into the finals focused, get a quick start and finish strong.”
Later in the day, Brown set his second school record and personal best with a time of 6.96 seconds in the 60-meter dash, good for sixth overall among 62 sprinters, and a second finals appearance.
This is Brown’s first year competing with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. The Clifton Hunter High School graduate redshirted 2018 while competing unattached.