Gallaudet University and 2009 Summer Deaflympics Hurdler Mariah Ransom set a new Gallaudet Record in two events for the third consecutive week at the Goucher Invitational held in Towson, MD.
On March 24, 2012, the old 100m Hurdles record was at 16.34. Ransom ran a 15.43, then broke it in the following week on March 31 with a time of 15.39.
At the Goucher Invitational prelims, Ransom appeared to break the school record with a time of 15.16 but it did not count due to the run being wind-aided by 3.1 meters per second (m/s). However, in the Finals, Ransom bettered that time, running a record-breaking time of 14.93 with a wind-aided of only 0.5 m/s.
For the 400m Hurdles, the previous record was 1:12.24 which Ransom broke with a 1:07.27 run on March 24 then again on March 31 with a time of 1:06.98.
Ransom made a slight improvement on the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1:06.82, barely beating her time last week by .16 seconds.
Ransom is getting closer to the American record of 14.75 in the 100m Hurdles by the week. Her personal best in the 100m Hurdles is 14.81 which she set in 2010 during her senior year at Berkmar High in Georgia. That 14.81 is the current Girls Prep record.
Story link from Gallaudet - http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wtrack/2011-12/releases/recap_goucher