Hydel High’s Brianna Lyston will attend the Louisiana State University (LSU), it was announced on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the official Instagram page of the LSU Track and Field Programme.
The 18-year-old sprint sensation will join the likes of Jamaican Olympic and World Championship 800m finalist Natoya Goule-Topping and 400m hurdler Nickiesha Wilson, who are both LSU alumni.
Lyston broke the Girls’ Class One 200m record to clinch the gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in April.
She clocked 11.14 seconds at the Central Athletic Championships at G.C. Foster College in March and was second at Champs in Class 1 100m with a time of 11.26 seconds.
Lyston was also part of the Jamaican powerhouse Under-20 team, which included Edwin Allen trio Serena Cole, Tia and Tina Clayton, who produced a breath-taking performance to win the 4x100m relay in a new Under-20 World Record of 42.58 seconds at the 49th Carifta Games at the National Stadium in Kingston in April.