Joella Lloyd breaks 28 year old National record


Reigning Junior Sportswoman Woman of the Year and 2021 SEC Indoor 60m Champion has broken the Women’s National 100m record.


Running at home at Tennessee Challenge, the Lady Vols standout recovered from a slow start to overtake fast starting compatriot, Maia McCoy, speeding cross the line in 11.19 seconds.


This time is just outside the Olympic qualifying standard of 11.15.


Joella has now dethroned former National record holder and Director of Sports, Heather Samuel-Daley who set the 11.20 time in May 1993 – 9 years before Lloyd was born.


Lloyd’s clocking now puts her at #1 in the World Athletics rankings for U20 females, and #24 for females overall.


She will now look forward to mirroring her indoor feat at the SEC Outdoor Championships from May 13th to 15th.



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  1. BIG UP to you young lady!!! Much continued success and blessings to you 🙏

  2. Congratulation to this young lady. I really hope it doesn’t takes another 28 years for her record to be broken. We must be able to produce better athletes on an annual basis. Each generation should be better then the one before. And that goes with every category of sport that we are in. Look how long ago that we had a top cricketer like a Sir Viv, Sir Andy, Curtley, Richie, and Kenneth. What happened to the youth that followed after them. We need to strive for excellence in everything we do. Yes we are a small nation but we can surely be talawa.

  3. “What happened to the youth that followed after them.”
    They are at home playing video games.

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