World U20 200m champion Michael Norman broke the world indoor 400m record in only his third race in the event. Norman clocked a world indoor record* of 44.52 to win the 400m at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The 20-year-old student from the University of Southern California, with laps of 21.33 and 23.19, eclipsed Kerron Clement’s 44.57, set 13 years ago.
The field was so deep that five men ran faster than the gold medal-winning time of 45.47 from last weekend's IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.
Akeem Bloomfield set a Jamaican record of 44.86 in second, becoming the No. 6 performer ever indoors. Mylik Kerley was third in 45.16.