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The national high school record in the boys 400-meter dash will soon belong to two runners. Vista Murrieta (California) High School’s Michael Norman tied the national record at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state track and field championships this June, equaling the mark of 45.19 seconds set by Texas’ Aldrich Bailey in 2012. Prior to Bailey, the record had stood since 1993.
Soon after winning the 400 in such remarkable fashion, Norman would go on to win the 200-meter dash in a state record time of 20.30 seconds, placing him in third all-time in the National High School Sports Record Book. Norman would also compete in the 4x400-meter relay with his teammates en route to Vista Murrieta’s first CIF state title.
Only a junior, Norman will have the opportunity to improve on his already impressive records next year and leave his mark on California track and field history.
Read more on Norman here.