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Agnes Abu Sets New National Record

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Ghana’s Agnes Abu took back her INDOOR Mile record from Martha Bissah after losing it to Bissah for a day.

Martha Bissah ran an impressive 4.53.48 mins on Saturday, February 18th 2017 at the MEAC Championship to break Agnes’ national record of 5:00.23 mins set last month on January  29th, 2017.

Agnes Abu reclaimed the record last Sunday at the C-USA Championships with emphatic performance by shaving 17 secs off; 4:43.61

Abu clocked a personal-best time of 2:04.72 in the 800-meter run over the weekend at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. to finish as the second-place collegian.

The Ghana native’s time ranks No. 10 in the country and second in C-USA, only behind teammate Abike Egbeniyi (2:04.47).

Martha Bissah displays her prize won last Saturday

Bissah pulled away for victories in the mile (4:53.48) and 3,000 meters (10:13.70) on Saturday. She also ran the anchor leg on the Spartans’ fourth-place 4×400 meter relay team that won its heat. On Friday, Bissah won the 800 meters and ran anchor on the winning medley relay team.

She is the first NSU female to earn outstanding runner honors at a MEAC indoor meet since All-American sprinter Debbie Dunn in 1999.

Also on Saturday, junior Tasia Baxter placed fourth in the pole vault with a top clearance on 10 feet, 8 inches and sophomore Taejah Robertson earned fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.60 seconds.

The Spartans have a month off before opening the outdoor track season at William & Mary on March 17.

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