Athing Mu Runs 1:57.73 to Crush NCAA 800m Record – Video Replay and Results
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.
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.
We got a visual 🍿
— Texas A&M Track & Field/Cross Country (@aggietfxc) April 18, 2021
Mu has been tearing up the NCAA record books this year:
𝗔𝗗𝗗 𝗜𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧
Here is a look at the collegiate records that Athing Mu of @aggietfxc has been part of during the 2020-21 season.
Indoor 600m – 1:25.80
Indoor 800m – 1:58.40
Indoor 4x400m – 3:26.27
Outdoor 800m – 1:57.73
— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) April 18, 2021
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 ========================================================================= 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# ========================================================================= 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