The University of Kentucky’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the 2018 NCAA 100m hurdles champion, has decided to go pro.

“First and foremost, I want to say thank you to the University of Kentucky and Coach Floreal for giving me the opportunity to represent the Wildcats and the BBN,” she said in a post on her Twitter account.

“I have made the decision to forego my final year of eligibility and I will be turning pro.”

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican has been outstanding on the collegiate circuit all season long. On May 13, she ran 12.40s in Knoxville, which at the time was the fastest time in the world.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn [left]
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn [left]
The time has since been relegated to number two this year after former NCAA champion Briana McNeal (formerly Briana Rollins) who ran 12.38s in Stockholm on June 10.

Camacho-Quinn capped off an excellent year when she won the NCAA Division 1 title on June 9, in relatively pedestrian 12.70s albeit in difficult weather conditions.

Easily the best collegiate athlete in the USA this year, Camacho-Quinn has decided to follow standout quarter-miler Michael Norman and 400m hurdler Rai Benjamin and take her skills to the professional circuit.

Source: Leighton Levy|| SportsMax