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Kristina Knott breaks Lydia De Vega’s 33-year record in 100m

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After almost hitting the national mark during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Kristina Knott made sure to do so this time around.

The 24-year-old Filipino-American clocked 11.27-seconds in the Drake Blue Oval Showcase to set the national record in the 100-meter event, Sunday morning (Manila time).

The feat broke Lydia De Vega’s 33-year record of 11.28-seconds which she set back in September 16, 1987 during the Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

With this, Knott holds the national records for both 100m and 200m.

During the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Knott clocked in at a blistering 23.01-seconds in the 200m.

In the tournament, Knott grabbed silver, only falling behind USA’s Kayla White, who clocked a season-best 11.18-seconds.

Knott is looking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year. The Olympic-mark is set at 11.15-seconds.

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