With a time of 9.82 seconds, Tennessee Track star Christian Coleman set the 4th fastest time in the 100 meter event ever recorded by an American. It was also the fastest time ever recorded by a college athlete, beating the previous record of 9.89.
Oh yeah, perhaps craziest of all — Coleman is now tied for the 9th best time in the 100 meter in the world, putting himself in some elite company.
Coleman is competing at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Oregon. Obviously, he advanced to the final round. Coleman is a junior at Tennessee and has a bright future ahead of him. He’s already competed in the olympics last season in Rio, participating in 4x100 relay.
He appears to be set to follow in the footsteps of fellow VFL Justin Gatlin. We wish Coleman good luck for the rest of his weekend in Eugene. Go break some more records!