WATCH: Fred Kerley 43.70 WL Smashes 400m Collegiate Record

Austin, TEXAS –  Competing for Texas A&M at the NCAA D1 West 400m Prelims, Fred Kerley produced a sizzling 43.70 over 400m smashing the long standing collegiate record of 44.00 held by Quincy Watts since 1992.


With that time Kerley goes 7th on the all-time 400m list. The six men in history faster than him are Wayde Van Niekerk, Michael Johnson, Butch Reynolds, Jeremy Warner, Quincy Watts, and LaShawn Merritt–all have world and Olympic gold medals over 400m.

Here’s an updated look at the Collegiate Outdoor All-Time Top-10 over 400m

Leading up to the meet he seemed intent on running fast, with these tweets earlier in the day.

That performance from Kerley has no doubt signaled his intent to the top tier 400m men and would certainly be a challenger to world and olympic champ Wayde Van Niekerk. As long as he stays fit he could very well make the 400m final very interesting and find himself in the mix to snatch a medal at the IAAF World Championships in August.


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