2010 world junior silver medallist and Penn State senior Casimir Loxsom, who had a subpar junior year last year as he struggled with iron issues, sent a statement out today at the Nittany Lion Challenge as he opened up his individual 2013 campaign with a stellar 1:46.98 clocking at Penn State. Loxsom's previous indoor pr was a 1:47.46 that he ran in 2011, when he'd go on to run 1:45.31 outdoors in placing 5th at NCAAs.
The 1:46.98 clocking is the fastest time by a collegian indoors on a 200 meter track in at least 3 years. No collegian ran that fast on a 200 meter track in 2012, 2011 or 2010, and that's as far back as we can find stats.
Even on oversized tracks, the 1:46.98 mark has only been bettered twice in the last three years. Minnesota's Harun Abda ran 1:46.97 last year and Andrew Wheating ran 1:46.36 in 2010.
Section 2 - Men's 800 - 2013 Nittany Lion Challenge
1 Loxsom, Casimir SR P S U 1:46.98P
2 Kidder, Brannon FR P S U 1:48.17M
3 Dawson, Owen U N A 1:50.87
-- Fuller, Kevin U N A DNF
-- Negley, Samuel JR Pittsburgh DNF
If you know the last time a collegiate athlete ran faster than 1:46.98 on a 200 meter track (the NCAA allows oversized tracks to be used), please post it on this thread as we can't find the 2009 or 2009 NCAA POP lists.
Live meet results (the meet is still going on) can be found here: http://www.gopsusports.com/livestats/c-track/nlcchallenge13/