Savannah Sutherland resets Canadian record in women’s 400m hurdles at NCAA Championship

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Savannah Sutherland of Borden, Saskatchewan reset the Canadian record in the women’s 400 metre hurdles at the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. Sutherland initially set the Canadian record during the event on Thursday as she posted a time of 54.04 seconds in the preliminary round. Then in the final, Sutherland broke her own Canadian national record with a time of 53.26 seconds.

Sutherland, who represents the University of Michigan, won the silver medal at the NCAA Championship. The gold medalist was American Jasmine Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, who represents the University of Southern California. Jones had a personal best time of 53.15 seconds. The bronze medalist was American Rachel Glenn of Long Beach, California, who attends the University of Arkansas. Glenn had a time of 54.11 seconds. Sutherland reached the podium by 1.58 seconds. American Akala Garrett of Charlotte, North Carolina, who represents the University of Texas, finished in fourth place with a time of 54.84 seconds. The world record belongs to American Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, who had a time of 50.68 seconds at the 2022 World Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

The next big event for Sutherland is the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials at Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal, Quebec from June 27 to 30. The silver medal will give Sutherland confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

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