Pittsburgh's Carvin Nkanata established a new Kenyan national record in winning the 300 meters Saturday afternoon in the Golden Flash Gala indoor meet.
The Kenyan native set the record with a time of 33.13. Nkanata out ran a field that featured the American collegiate record holder in the 500, Brycen Spratling (33.48) and fellow teammate Micah Murray (34.13). Spratling is listed on the 2012-13 Pitt roster with Nkanata and Murray, but competed unattached on Saturday.
Nkanata became the third-fastest African of all-time, behind Namibia's Frankie Fredericks (32.36) and Sudan's Rabah Yusif (33.04), over 300 meters. Nkanata, who also broke the school record at Pittsburgh, ran a leg on the winning Panthers' 4x400 relay team that clocked 3:11.
Nkanata is a junior college transfer from Iowa Central Community College that has run a wind-assisted 20.99 at 200 meters, and has a legal best of 21.09.