by Staff , posted on 3/2/2013
Louisiana State University’s (LSU) seniors Kimberly Duncan and Charlene Lipsey last week became the new NCAA leaders in their respective events, after defending their SEC Indoor titles over the Feb. 23-24 weekend.
Duncan sprinted to an NCAA-leading and world-leading indoor personal record (PR) of 22.54secs to claim her third-straight SEC Indoor crown in the 200m event. The two-time defending NCAA Indoor champion in the one-lap race is now the No. 5-ranked 200m sprinter indoors in NCAA history with her performance in Sunday’s final.
She is also the No. 2-ranked sprinter nationally in the 60m dash during her senior campaign. She owns a season-best time of 7.16, set at the Armory Collegiate Invitational earlier this year.
Middle distance runner Lipsey also cracked the Top 10 of the NCAA’s all-time indoor list. In defending her SEC 800m crown and shattering LSU’s indoor school record in the event in 2mins, 2.48secs, she became the new No. 1-ranked performer in the NCAA for 2013. She eclipsed the previous 14-year-old school record of 2:03.38 set by Jamaica’s Claudine Williams in 1999.
Lipsey took the title over junior teammate Natoya Goule of Jamaica, who raced to the NCAA’s No. 2-ranked performance this season with an indoor PR of 2:03.08 in Sunday’s Championship final.