First American Record for Brooks Beasts Track Club
January 24, 2015
The American 600m indoor record now officially belongs to Cas Loxsom.
The former Penn State star and world junior 800m silver medallist, Loxsom, ran 1:15:58 to win the 600m at the Lobo Collegiate Invite in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, breaking Erik Sowsinski’s mark of 1:15.61 from the 2013 Millrose Games.
Results: Full meet results here.
Event 21 Men 600 Meter Run
1 1:15.58 Casimir Loxsom Brooks Beast
2 1:16.20 Mark Wieczorek Brooks Beast
3 1:18.08 Curtis Beach Brooks Beast
4 1:19.93 De’Vion Simpson Wayland Bapt
5 1:20.36 Rajay Hamilton Western Texa
6 1:20.82 Charles Lewis New Mexico
7 1:20.84 Daniel Tarango UTEP
8 1:21.17 Andre Hosey Wayland Bapt
9 1:21.22 A-Shawni Mitchell UTEP
10 1:21.23 Adam Berhe Wayland Bapt
From twitter, we know that Loxsom was going to run the 800m, but decathlon/long distance legend Curtis Beach convinced Loxsom to switch to the 600m. The result was the 1:15:58, the first American record for the Brooks Beast Track Club coached by Danny Mackey.
Non hard core track fans please quit reading so you won’t get confused. Loxsom has actually run faster for 600m indoors than he did today. In 2013, he ran 1:15.42 to win the Big 10 Indoor Championships, but it was on a 300m oval track that doesn’t count for record purposes. Loxsom’s run today was on a 200m banked track which is eligible for record purposes, so Loxsom should be soon certified as your new American record holder.
Tweets from Loxsom below. Looks like the American record wasn’t enough work for him as he came back and ran the 4×400.
Congrats to Cas.
Plus video and a classic photo of the old American record holder.
— Casimir Loxsom (@cazzylox) January 24, 2015
— Danny Mackey (@dtmack) January 25, 2015
Erik Sowinski’s Former AR at Millrose: