Coleman sets new college mark in 100m

Because The athletics world begins to ponder existence with out Usain Bolt, U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman supplied hope of a vivid future when the 21-yr-outdated University of Tennessee runner was the ninth quickest man over 100 meters, posting 9.Eighty Two at the NCAA championships in Oregon on Wednesday.

Coleman, whose time equaled Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago’s mark, broke the previous collegiate 100m report of 9.89 to advance to Friday’s last and is expected to make the U.S. world championships crew.

He also has the 12 months’s quickest 200m time of 19.85, posted into a headwind at a university meet in Lexington, Kentucky late final month.

Coleman showed nice promise on the NCAA Indoor Championships in March, successful the 200m in 20.11, Just out of doors Wallace Spearmon’s NCAA file of 20.10. He became the primary man to comb the 60m and 200m at the indoor championships considering that Justin Gatlin in 2002.

Jamaican sprint nice Bolt is set to retire from athletics after this years’ world championships in London in August, bringing the curtain down on a occupation that delivered eight Olympic gold medals.

Bolt accomplished a ‘treble treble’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic titles on the 2016 Rio Video Games, but had his 2008 relay gold stripped closing month after workforce mate Nesta Carter’s re-examined sample confirmed traces of a banned substance.

The Jamaican holds the world 100m document at 9.58 seconds as well as the 200m at 19.19.

(Writing by way of Jahmal Corner in la; Editing by using Peter Rutherford)

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