Holloway Breaks Collegiate 60 Hurdles Record

Sophomore hurdler Grant Holloway broke the collegiate record in the 60-meter hurdles, while another trio of Gators posted times and marks that rank in the top 10 nationally Friday night at Clemson’s Tiger Paw Invitational.

Holloway won the 60 hurdles in 7.42 seconds, breaking the collegiate record of 7.45 seconds held by Omar McLeod—who took second to Holloway in Friday night’s record-breaking race. McLeod last set the record at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships. The Chesapeake, Va., native’s time also makes him the No. 11-ranked American in 60 hurdles history, and ties him for 20th on the all-time world indoor 60 hurdles list.

Holloway, who turned 20 in November, joins Cuba’s Dayron Robles as the only other man in history to run 7.42 seconds or faster prior to turning 21 years old (per records kept by alltime-athletics). Robles, who was also born in November, ran 7.39 seconds in February 2007, when he was 20 years old. FLORIDA GATORS

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