The sophomore pupil kicked off with a formidable time of 6.59s to win his qualifying warmth, then lowered it to six.57s for a second-place end within the ultimate. Ismael Kone of Florida State College (FSU) was the race winner in a brand new world lead and Ivorian Nationwide File (NR) of 6.51s.
Ashe’s time makes him the fifth-fastest performer in AU historical past and the quickest 60m sprint by an AU sprinter in 5 years.
Contemplating his total efficiency in his indoor debut season final 12 months for the College of Tennessee (UT), he’ll goal to cut back this time in his upcoming meets and maybe break Deji Aliu’s NR of 6.48s.
Recall that the teen clocked a Private Greatest (PB) of 6.51s, then received a Bronze medal on the NCAA indoor championships whereas competing for UT final season, and solely transferred to AU this 12 months for the remainder of his collegiate profession.
The 20-year-old will likely be again tomorrow operating in his first ever aggressive 200m indoor race
In the meantime, Mercy Ntia-Obong competed for her new faculty Clemson College, operating 7.65s in Warmth 1 of the ladies’s 60m sprint.