Freshman middle-distance runner Jaymes Holmes-Dennison made history at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I national championships this weekend. The Penns Grove, N.J., native set the NJCAA all-time 600-meter record with a time of 01:16.22. The time transcends the NJCAA and is the third fastest time clocked in the world so far this year, and ranks 39th fastest time ever. Moreover, it is the second fastest run in the U.S. this year.
The pre-existing NJCAA record was 1:17.04, set in 2013. Holmes-Dennison was named an NJCAA Division I All-American for his efforts in winning the 600-meter national championship.