March 2019, Sports

Former SAU Superstar Belle runs World’s fastest 400 hurdles time this year (2019)

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 29) – Former Saint Augustine’s University superstar Tia-Adana Belle ran the world’s fastest time this year in the women’s 400 hurdles at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., this weekend.

Belle, running for G.W. Express/Nike, posted a blazing time of 54.18 seconds to win the 400 hurdles on Thursday, March 28. She set a new facility record at the Percy Beard Track in the event.

The winning time is a personal best for Belle, a native of St. George, Barbados who competed for the Lady Falcons from 2014 to 2017. Belle graduated from SAU with a criminal justice degree in 2018.

The world time is a continuation of a marvelous career for Belle, who captured three consecutive NCAA Division II titles in the 400 hurdles as a collegiate hurdler for Saint Augustine’s University.

Belle owns the NCAA Division II national record (55.42 seconds) in the 400 hurdles. In fact, Belle has the top four fastest times and six of the top seven all time collegiate times in the event.

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