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 greatest over 400m by greater than half a second.
At 19, Morales Williams is without doubt one of the prime up-and-coming athletes in Canadian observe and area. His time broke the Canadian indoor 400m report of 45.67 held by Tyler Christopher, set when he gained the world 400m indoor title on the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain.
Morales Williams, who is just 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, setting Canadian information within the 300m and 400m indoors, plus incomes an automated qualifying spot on Workforce 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 greatest places him third within the faculty report books and third within the NCAA this season, in addition to on the planet 400m rankings.
🚨 He’s accomplished it once more‼️🚨
Christopher Morales Williams blisters his earlier CANADIAN NATIONAL RECORD within the 400m with a forty five.39 to win the Tiger Paw Invite.
— Georgia Observe + Subject (@UGATrack) February 9, 2024
Final summer season on the 2023 Canadian Observe and Subject Championships, Morales Williams gained his first senior nationwide title within the males’s 400m.
Workforce Canada has not despatched any athletes within the males’s 400m to the previous two Olympic Video games. Morales Williams, presently ranked third within the NCAA, has the chance to turn out to be 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.