Athing Mu Runs 1:57.73 to Crush NCAA 800m Record – Video Replay and Results

by LetsRun.com
April 17, 2021

Athing Mu’s incredible 2021 season got even better as the Texas A&M freshman ran 1:57.73 at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor University to destroy the NCAA record and set a 2021 world outdoor leader. The previous NCAA outdoor record was 1:59.10 by Raevyn Rogers of Oregon from 2017, while Mu had run 1:58.40 indoors this year.

Video of the race is below.

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Not that Mu’s run needed an exclamation mark, but making it even more impressive is that she ran a negative split. She was unofficially 60.0 at 400 which means she split 57.7 the 2nd 400.

Mu has been tearing up the NCAA record books this year:

At the last World Championships, Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson of the US got the silver and bronze. The women’s 800m at the Olympic Trials should be absolutely amazing in June.

And the woman who was a distance second to Mu today? That was Aaliyah Miller of Baylor who set the NCAA indoor meet record at 800 this year. Mu absolutely destroyed Miller today.

 Delta Timing Group - Contractor License              4/17/2021 - 7:27 PM
          Michael Johnson Invitational - 4/16/2021 to 4/17/2021          
                    Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium                     
                       Baylor University - Waco, TX                       
 
Event 7  Women 800 M
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 AFTERNOON: Sections 1-3                                                 
 EVENING: Sections 4-5                                                   
     Stadium: # 2:00.72  4/23/2016   Laura Roesler,  Nike/TX Elite TC     
                1:59.50  OLY Olympic                                     
                2:02.50  USOT US Olympic Trials                          
    Name                    Year School                      Finals        H#
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Finals                                                                   
  1 Athing Mu                 FR  Texas A&M              1:57.73#OLY     5
  2 Aaliyah Miller            JR  Baylor                 2:00.87 USOT    5
  3 Olicia Williams              &Mother                2:01.78 USOT    5
  4 Olivia Baker                  Garden State TC        2:02.94         5
  5 Kendra Chambers               Oiselle                2:06.51         5
  6 Kassidy Johnson           SO  K-State                2:06.77         4
  7 Valery Tobias             SO Texas                  2:07.10         5
  8 Avryl Johnson             SO  Kansas                 2:07.24         4
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