Britton Wilson wins open 400 meters, 4 x 400 relay
Fred Jeter | 3/23/2023, 6 p.m.
Britton Wilson struck gold twice in leading Arkansas to the NCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 11.
The former Mills Godwin High standout won the open 400 meters and anchored Arkansas’ 4 x 400 relay, both in record-setting style.
A transfer from Tennessee, Wilson, 22, won the 400 in an NCAA record 49.48.
That broke the mark held by Florida’s Talitha Diggs of 49.75. The world indoor standard of 49.26 is held by Femke Bol of The Netherlands.
The Razorbacks won the relay in a blistering 3:21.75, eclipsing the world mark of 3:23.27 set by Russia in 2006.
Wilson is the daughter of former VCU basketball player Vince Wilson and LeYuani Wilson, a former track athlete and cheerleader at James Madison University.
On March 20, LeYuani Wilson retweeted a photo on Twitter of members of the Razorback women’s NCAA Indoor champion 4x400 relay conducting a question-and-answer session with second-graders at Henrico County’s Greenwood Elementary School.