Jamaican-born Natalliah Whyte broke the Auburn University Tigers women’s 60m indoor school record as she finished third in 7.12 at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Whyte’s school-record time of 7.12 broke Jamaican Kerron Stewart’s 11-year old mark of 7.14 set in 2007. Whyte also became Auburn’s highest freshman finisher at the NCAA Indoor meet.
“Today my only aim was to remain composed, execute and finish the race,” Whyte said. “At the line before the starter said ‘on your mark’ the only thing in my head was ‘get to the line, get to the line, get to the line’ and that’s what I did. I’m very happy. It’s my first indoor national meet. I ran a personal best, set a school record and finished third. I’m overwhelmed.”
Whyte finished ahead of Jamaican colleague, Jonielle Smith, who was fourth in the women’s 60m in a time of 7.19.