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12 May 2024 | Athletics

Ugandan sprinter Tarsis Orogot Orogot shattered his own 200m National Record over the distance at SEC Championship in Gainesville on Saturday night.

The University of Alabama athlete claimed gold in the men's 200-meter dash behind a personal-best 19.75. The junior recorded an NCAA-leading time and the third-fastest time in collegiate history.

The performance also secured Orogot the Ugandan national record, the East African record, a meet record and a University of Alabama school record.

At the same championships, Orogot finished fifth in the men's 100-meter dash with a personal-best 10.06 which is also the fourth-fastest time in school's history.

Orogot will return to action May 22-25 for the 2024 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminaries in Lexington, Kentuky.

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