Georgia true freshman sprinter Lynna Irby has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Women’s Athlete of the Week following the first collegiate meet of her career.
Irby, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., made her collegiate debut at the Orange & Purple Classic in Clemson, S.C., and responded with the 10th-best 300-meter dash time in NCAA history. Irby clocked a 36.73 to win the event, taking over the seventh spot on the all-time collegiate performer list.
This gives the Lady Bulldogs two of the top-10 collegiate times in history since Gwen Torrence, who is fourth on the all-time performer list, owns the seventh-best time in history (36.68) set in 1986. Irby topped collegiate outdoor 200m record holder Kyra Jefferson for the 300m victory over the weekend and will now continue to train for her first 400m of the season.