Sturgis is the fastest woman in the NCAA after running the fastest all-weather time in NCAA history, a 10.74. It is the 11th-fastest time for a woman in world history.
“I was a little bit nervous,” said Sturgis as she described how she felt before the starter pistol went off for the 100m race. “Even though there were other good competitors, I knew I was just as good as them. I just went out there and ran my race.”
Sturgis then turned her attention to the 200m. She and High Point, N.C. native and University of Alabama sprinter Tamara Clark battle to the end. Sturgis pulled away slightly over the final 30 meters of the race and leaned forward to record a time of 22.12. Clark crossed in 22.17.