Chanel Brissett '17 Takes NCAA 60m Hurdles Title at NCAAs
USC Trojans sprinter and 2017 CHS graduate (and former Wyncote Elementary student) Chanel Brissett won the NCAA 60m hurdles this past weekend at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. The sophomore took the title by tying her personal record of 7.90, outpacing North Carolina A&T's Kayla White by two-tenths of a second. That time ranks fifth in the world this season. Brissett won the 60m hurdles at all five meets she competed in this season.
Brissett's victory helped the Trojans place second overall with 51 points, 11 behind champion Arkansas. The USC women's three individual titles in the 17 events were more than any other school and only two other teams had two individual champions.
"Wow, what a day ... is all I can say," said USC Director of Track & FieldCaryl Smith Gilbert. "I am so excited about this young team and the show they put on.
Brissett just started competing in hurdles during her junior season at Cheltenham. She has a best of 12.95 in the 100m HH, which she ran at the 2016 Olympic Trials after her junior season. Her time of 12.95 tied the Pennsylvania high school girls record and ranks third on the all-time high school hurdler list. She won the 100m hurdles title at the 2016 New Balance Nationals with a time of 13.01. Brissett was named to the USA Today All-USA Girls Track & Field second team.