Jewel Ash didn’t quite break 60 seconds in the 400-meter intermediates yet, but she’s knocking on the door.
Ash, an Eastern graduate and a freshman at Charleston Southern, ran a huge personal-best 1:00.01 in the 400IH this past weekend, winning the event at the https://www.flashresults.com/2021_Meets/Outdoor/04-16_GTInvite/029-1.pdf
Ash had a PR of 1:01.46 entering college from from the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington.
She actually tied that exactly last month at a meet in Columbia, S.C., before blowing it away this past weekend.
Ash’s time is No. 2 in school history, behind only Dotrine’ Jacobs, who ran 59.52 at the 2014 Florida Relays.
Her time is No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 among freshmen and No. 1 in the Big South Conference. Ash is also No. 2 in the conference in the 100-meter high hurdles (14.26).
Ash also ran the leadoff leg on Charleston Southern’s 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:47.59, No. 8 in school history. Her split wasn’t listed in the official results or on Charleston Southern’s web site.