EUGENE, Oregon (WCMH) — Dublin Coffman grad and University of Kentucky sprinter Abby Steiner made history Saturday by winning the women’s 200 meter title with an NCAA record-breaking time of 21.80.
It’s the first outdoor NCAA championship for Steiner who also finished third in the women’s 100 meter.
Steiner wasn’t done there. She helped propel Kentucky to a come-from-behind first place finish in the 4×400 after the Wildcats trailed by as many as 25 meters entering the third leg. Steiner not only made up the difference but also gained a five-meter lead going into the final stretch.
Kentucky also finished second in the 4×100, which Steiner ran as well.
The UK senior is used to making history. She broke the Ohio high school record in the women’s 100 meter (11.38) and 200 meter (22.73), winning seven state titles combined between those two events.
Steiner will go back to Eugene, Oregon in less than two weeks to compete at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from June 23-26 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The meet will also serve as the qualifying event for the 2022 World Athletics Championships, which are also in Oregon from July 15–24.