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The former Carter High School sprinter who set two world records at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin last week announced she is going pro.

Sha’Carri Richardson, 19, announced on Instagram that she is leaving Louisiana State University to “pursue my lifelong dream and become a professional athlete.”

At the championships in Austin, she ran back-to-back races — the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints — less than an hour apart, and she set records in both.

“She had personal bests of 10.75 in the 100 meters and 22.17 in the 200 meters. She became the first woman in world history to run sub 10.8 in the 100 and sub 22.2 in the 200 meters on the same day,” reports WAFB in Baton Rouge.

Her 10.75 in the 100 is the ninth-best time in the world ever.

Richardson hasn’t announced her agent or sponsors, but she’s yet another example of excellence out of Carter High School.


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