Monday, March 4, 2024

Ontario sprinter breaks Canadian indoor 400m report


Christopher Morales Williams of Vaughan, Ont., broke the long-standing Canadian 400m indoor report on Friday on the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Morales Williams ran 45.39 seconds, smashing his private highest over 400m via greater than part a 2nd.

At 19, Morales Williams is likely one of the most sensible up-and-coming athletes in Canadian monitor and box. His time broke the Canadian indoor 400m report of 45.67 held via Tyler Christopher, set when he gained the sector 400m indoor name on the 2008 Global Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain.

Morales Williams, who’s simplest 19, set two Canadian information with one run. He now holds the U23 and senior nationwide information within the distance. The younger sprinter has had a stellar begin to his 2024 season, environment Canadian information within the 300m and 400m indoors, plus incomes an automated qualifying spot on Crew Canada for subsequent month’s Global Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

Morales Williams is in his 2nd yr on the College of Georgia, and his new private highest places him 3rd within the college report books and 3rd within the NCAA this season, in addition to on the planet 400m scores.

Remaining summer time on the 2023 Canadian Monitor and Box Championships, Morales Williams gained his first senior nationwide name within the males’s 400m.

Crew Canada has now not despatched any athletes within the males’s 400m to the previous two Olympic Video games. Morales Williams, these days ranked 3rd within the NCAA, has the chance to develop into the primary guy to constitute Canada at an Olympic Video games since Daundre Barnaby on the London Olympics in 2012. Barnaby disappeared whilst swimming within the ocean in St. Kitts and Nevis all the way through an Athletics Canada coaching camp in 2015. He used to be 24.


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