Athing Mu, Cooper Teare Break NCAA Record As Liberia Emmanuel Matadi Spackles

Athing Mu, a freshman of Texas A&M, demolished the US collegiate (NCAA) outdoor record in the Women’s 800 Meters on Saturday (17).

Mu, clocked a sensational 1:57.73 at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Baylor, Texas shaving 1.37 seconds from the previous NCAA record held by Raevyn Rogers from 2017. She also shattered American U20 record of 1:58.21 by  Ajee Wilson from 2013 and established a new World lead. 

The 18-year-old Mu’s previous personal best time of 1:58.40  was set this year indoors.

In the same meet, Liberia 100m record holder Emmanuel Matadi spackled again as he stormed to 10.12s. America Mike Rogers struggled to 10.39s fourth place while Ghanian Emmanuel Yeboah was seventh in 10.45s.

Oregon runners Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker of Oregon destroyed the NCAA mile record with 3:50.39 and 3:50.55 respectively at the Tyson Indoor Invitational on Friday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Both results are also the seventh and eighth fastest marks in world history.

Charlie Hunter, who last month clocked the fourth-fastest time in NCAA history at the Razorback Invitational, finished third in a new PB of 3:53.49. 

The previous NCAA mile record of  3:52.01 was set by Edward Cheserek in 2017. Cooper Teare is now the NCAA mile record holder with 3:50.39.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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