Ontario sprinter breaks Canadian indoor 400m document

Christopher Morales Williams of Vaughan, Ont., broke the long-standing Canadian 400m indoor document on Friday on the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Morales Williams ran 45.39 seconds, smashing his private finest over 400m by greater than half a second.

At 19, Morales Williams is likely one of the high up-and-coming athletes in Canadian observe and area. His time broke the Canadian indoor 400m document of 45.67 held by Tyler Christopher, set when he received the world 400m indoor title on the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain.

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

Morales Williams is in his second yr on the College of Georgia, and his new private finest places him third within the faculty document books and third within the NCAA this season, in addition to on this planet 400m rankings.

Final summer season on the 2023 Canadian Observe and Discipline Championships, Morales Williams received his first senior nationwide title within the males’s 400m.

Crew Canada has not despatched any athletes within the males’s 400m to the previous two Olympic Video games. Morales Williams, at present ranked third within the NCAA, has the chance to turn into the primary man to characterize Canada at an Olympic Video games since Daundre Barnaby on the London Olympics in 2012. Barnaby disappeared whereas swimming within the ocean in St. Kitts and Nevis throughout an Athletics Canada coaching camp in 2015. He was 24.

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