At her first track meet, Ziyah Holman was not playing games! The University of Michigan freshman broke her school’s records and lead her team to a stunning victory at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational took place on Jan. 23. Sis really came and showed out!
The team was lagging behind a whole 4 seconds during their 4×400 relay.
However, this was no difficult feat for Holman! In a 51.79 split, the 18-year-old made up four seconds on the anchor leg and was able to surpass the two Ohio state seniors for the win in 3:48.02.
It did not take long for the short 57-second video to go viral on all social media platforms.
Earlier in this event, Holman broke another record! She won the 600-meter race by four seconds, her time being 1:29.27. This was a stadium record and a meet record!
And of course, the Washington D.C native received her rightful praise!
THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
The 4×4 is SUCH a tough race, but also one of the best…
and Ziyah Holman clearly OWNS it!
Never count yourself out! https://t.co/BHm7XWa4TC
— Kelly Rippin WLWT (@KellyRippin) January 22, 2021
Ziyah Holman a super hero straight crazy fast 🏃🏾♀️💨
— 🅳🆁🅴 🍀🌟 (@__drepowell) January 21, 2021
Never give up in athletics.
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) January 20, 2021
No freshman to victory!
While this shocking win surprised nearly 3 million people on Twitter online, Ziyah is no freshman to victory. In high school, she shattered her school’s record in the 4×400 relay for Team USA at the 2019 Pan-American U20 Championships. Holman was an anchor, the fastest and strongest runner on a team since she was a freshman in high school. When Holman got that victory Saturday afternoon, it was like visiting old times again. A strong comeback was and still is, her thing!
Mark my words, this will not be the last we see of Ziyah Holman. The summer Olympics are just around the corner!
Deanna Kenner is an Atlanta native. She is a recent college graduate from Georgia State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her favorite is blue as you may tell by her funky hair color and she has a passion for writing and reading.