AUSTIN, Texas — South Carolina Junior Wadeline Jonathas and senior Aaliyah Abrams were both in the 400 meter finals in Austin, Texas on Saturday.
And Wadeline ran a heckuva a race.
She was within striking distance coming out of the turn and just blew away the field with your signature kick to capture the 400 meter national title.
Wadeline runs the anchor leg for the 4x4 relay team and had a great kick to help win the SEC indoor title for Carolina and she used that kick to win the first national title in the 400 meters since Natasha Hastings in 2007.
The winning time for the Haiti native is 50.60 seconds and it's the second best time in school history and the top time in the NCAA this year.
Wadeline and and Aaliyah led USC to a bronze medal in the women's 4x4 relay in with a time of 3:26:90 on Saturday as well.
But two national champions in two nights for USC at the NCAA Finals in Austin with Wadeline and USC's Quincy Hall (400 meter hurdles) on top of the podium.