Courtney Okolo smashes her own college 400 meters record
By Steve Lansdale
BATON ROUGE, La. — Texas senior Courtney Okolo already had the fastest time ever run by a collegiate woman in the 400 meters before Texas competed in the LSU Alumni Gold meet this weekend at Bernie Moore Track & Field Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. By the time the event was over, she didn’t just improve upon her own record — she annihilated it.
When records fall in the shorter races, it almost is always by a couple of hundredths of a second. But Okolo obliterated her previous record of 50.03, set in the 2014 Big 12 Championships, when she