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Janeek Brown, the 2019 NCAA 100m hurdles champion, has joined MVP International at the Florida base camp, the club has announced.

Brown, 22, is the second-fastest Jamaican woman ever over the 100m hurdles by virtue of the 12.40s she ran to win the NCAA national title in June 2019. Only Danielle Williams’ 12.32 is faster.

The University of Arkansas alum goes to MVP International with a stellar collegiate record.

Her 100-meter hurdles time of 12.40 40 is tied for the second-fastest performance in the 100-meter hurdles in NCAA history. Only Briana Rollins’ 12.39 is faster.

In 2019, Brown, a former student at Wolmer’s High School for Girls in Jamaica, was also the SEC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and is the only woman in NCAA history with four performances of 12.57 or better in a single season.

Brown, who signed a professional contract with Puma in the summer of 2019, was seventh in the 2019 World Championships finals that featured two other Jamaican women – Williams and Megan Tapper.

At MVP International she joins a number of rising Caribbean track stars including Antigua’s Cejhae Green, Teray Smith of the Bahamas as well as fellow Jamaicans Natalliah Whyte and Jonielle Smith, 2019 World Championship sprint relay gold medalist as well as 400m finalists Akeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen.

Source: Leighton Levy

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