Miami hurdler Brianna Rollins takes first place in the 100-meter hurdles in Rio. The Miami Northwestern Senior High graduate overcame tough circumstances in her youth in Liberty City and went on to become a success story with help from Carmen Jackson, the high school’s track and field coach. Rollins’ fastest time, 12.26 seconds, is the fourth-fastest in history. In Rio, Rollins ran a 12.48 and led an American sweep of the medals in this event, with teammates Nia Ali (12.59) and Kristi Castlin (12.61) finishing on her heels.
Read more about Brianna’s inspiring story here.
Go Brianna! (Go Bulls!)