This month the Indoor Track and Field NCAA Championships were held in College Station, Texas. The University of Florida beat out USC to win the Men’s Team Championship. On the women’s side Georgia beat perennial powerhouse Arkansas for their first ever team victory.
Two World Records were broken on the men’s side. Michael Norman from USC, a sophomore, ran the 400 m in a world record time of 44.52. He is certainly a man to keep an eye on for the Olympics in 2 years.
Norman was also part of USC World Record Breaking 4×400 Relay with a time of 3:00.77. The record will not stand however, because one of their members competes internationally for Antigua & Barbuda.
With multiple collegiate and American records falling however it was an impressive event.
The mile was won by the University of New Mexico’s Josh Kerr. Kerr is a Great Britain native who ran the event in 3:57.02. He is another name to keep an eye on for he will probably be in medal contention in the next Olympics.
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