Austin, TX University of Florida junior Grant Holloway claimed his third straight NCAA outdoor title in the 110 meter hurdles on Friday night, and he did it in style.
Holloway, who had been in close competition with Kentucky's Daniel Roberts for the national lead all spring, broke the collegiate record with a time of 12.98 seconds to earn his three-peat and seventh career NCAA crown across indoor and outdoor events. The time eclipses Renaldo Nehemiah's previous mark of 13.00 that stood for 40 years. Roberts for his efforts, equaled the old standard.
Holloway's record breaking run was his second bit of competition on the evening, as he ran the third leg of Florida's winning 4x100 meter relay team. Holloway, Ryan Clark, Raymond Ekevwo, and Hakim Sani Brown clocked a victorious time of 37.97 seconds, with Clark running the anchor leg. That time is also an NCAA record.
Sani Brown wasn't done for the evening, either. The sophomore went out and claimed third place in both the 100 meters (9.97) and 200 meters (20.08). The points earned in each of those events and others placed the Gators second in the overall team standings, 10 points behind champion Texas Tech.