Maisvoreva breaks Zim 400m indoor record

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Vimbayi Maisvoreva

US-based rising athletics star Vimbayi Maisvoreva has etched her name in the country’s athletics history books after breaking Zimbabwe’s women’s 400m indoor record at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VI Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Rusape-bred sprinter, who is on an athletic scholarship at Cloud County Community College in Kansas, crossed the finish line in 54.65s ahead of Kiara Brown of Butler Community College.

Maisvoreva’s winning time was not only a school record but also beat the previous Zimbabwe women’s 400m indoor record of 54.91s set by Larissa Bakasa in 2004 during her time at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Maisvoreva’s remarkable performance after only recently returning from injury helped the Cloud County Community College emerge as the overall winners at the Region VI Championships.

Currently Maisvorewa ranks first in the NJCAA division. She will be the favourite to emerge victorious at the 2022 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which is set to take place March 4th and 5th at the Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

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