Georgetown University sophomore Amanda Kimbers has officially stamped herself as the fastest woman on campus, and it only took her less than two years to do so.

Kimbers has been smoking the competition with her blazing track speed since she was a student at McDonogh High School in Baltimore, Md. Amanda had claimed the state high school title in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash just a few years ago. Now she’s breaking school records at Georgetown on a consistent basis.

Kimbers recently set a new Georgetown record for the indoor 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 23.89 seconds during a track meet at Notre Dame. She already owned the school’s indoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 11.61 seconds, which she claimed during the Big East Conference Championship Meet during her freshmen season in 2010. She also shares a school record for the 4×100-meter relay won at the 2010 Penn Relays.

“It’s pretty cool once I actually think about it,” Kimbers told the AFRO. “Sometimes, I don’t even realize what I’ve done until a while later when my coaches and teammates bring it up. I’m so focused on our team’s success during meets that I don’t even think about individual success. But it’s an awesome feeling knowing you’ve made history.”

Kimbers, an English major with goals of one day studying law, will attempt to set more school records when she travels with Georgetown to compete in the Florida Relays scheduled March 31-April 3.

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor