It’s amazing what can be accomplished in less than 50 seconds. USC sprinter Kendall Ellis put that on display on Sunday afternoon at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, where, in a time of 49.99 seconds, Ellis won a national championship in the 400 meters, set a personal record, a meet record, a USC record, and the current world-leading time.
PR, school record, meet record and current world-leading time mood.
Kendall Ellis is fast!! pic.twitter.com/O569g22Dbs
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) May 13, 2018
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
The senior from Pembroke Pines, Fla. has shined as a 400-meter specialist since she enrolled at USC. As a freshman, she set the freshman school record in the event and as a junior anchored the Trojan 4×400 team to a school record at last year’s NCAA Championships.
Now, as a senior, she’s departing as the school’s all-time greatest 400-meter runner and, for now, the world’s top runner in the event.