Brigitte Foster-Hylton praises national record holder Janeek Brown

Brigitte Foster-Hylton had nothing but praise for Janeek Brown, who broke her 16-year-old national record on Saturday after winning the NCAA Division 1 100m hurdles title at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Brown, who just completed her sophomore year at the University of Arkansas, ran a personal best and world-leading time of 12.40.

The time, the second fastest in NCAA history behind Briana Rollins 12.39s set in 2013, also erased Foster-Hylton’s 12.45 set in May 2003.

Foster Hylton who is the 2009 World Champion sent congratulations and said it was a good indication for the future of sprint hurdling in Jamaica. 

Noting that it is one of the better performing areas for the country, she said it is great to see young talent at that level.