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Michaela Rose Sets NCAA Record in 600-yard Dash

LSU Sports

Breaking records is something everyone in their life wishes they could say they had the honor to achieve. That seems to be commonplace for LSU Women’s Track and Field star middle distance runner Michaela Rose.

Rose, a current junior who runs track and field for the LSU Tigers continues to do the unprecedented time and time again. On Saturday she ran a 1:16:76 at Day 2 of the Corky Classic event in Lubbock, Texas to take the win in the 600-yard run which helped break a 41-year-old NCAA record. It’s not only an NCAA record, but also the fastest time ever run in said event.

This amazing accomplishment comes a year after she ran the second-best time in collegiate history.

Rose has had quite the collegiate track career in her three seasons as a Tiger. Here are some of her astounding accomplishments:

  • No. 1: Outdoor 800 Meters (1:59.08, 2023 Bryan Clay Invitational)

  • No. 1: Indoor 800 Meters (2:00.18, 2023 Boston David Hemery Valentine Invite)

  • No. 1: Indoor 600 Yards (1:17.58, 2023 Red Raider Open)

  • No. 1: Indoor Distance Medley Relay (10:56.41, 2023 Alex Wilson Invitational)

  • No. 1: Outdoor Distance Medley Relay (10:59.86, 2023 Texas Relays)

  • No. 2: Outdoor 1500 Meters (4:11.98, 2023 Bryan Clay Invitational)

Her impressive resume doesn’t end there as she’s also an NCAA National Champion (2023) for the 800-meter run, named the 2021-22 SEC Freshman Runner of the Year, the LSWA Women’s Track Athlete of the Year, a three-time All-SEC selection (two first, one second), and a host of other accolades.

Rose didn’t have the ideal education growing up as she was homeschooled by her parents Michael Sr. and Marcia Rose being from Suffolk, Virginia. Rose was a New Balance High School Outdoor National Champion as well and a three-time record holder that includes Virginia State's record in the outdoor 800-meter race and indoor 600-meter race.

Rose’s list of achievements would leave you with a staggering laundry list that would make your jaw drop. She is one of the best runners in collegiate history and has the resume to back it up.

Don’t be surprised to see her running for the USA one day in the Olympics if she chooses to do so.


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