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• Fred Kerley (43.64) Beats Michael Norman for the US 400m Title in Des Moines

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Fred Kerley clocked a blistering personal best time of 43.64 seconds to win the US 400m title on Saturday (27) in Des Moines Iowa.

Watch 400m final video here

The 24-year-old Kerley defeated Michael Norman, the 2019 World leader in the event 43.45, to win his second US 400m outdoor title. Norman finshed in second place in 43.75 seconds as Nathan Strother claimed the third place with a new PB of 44.29 seconds.

Kerley's winning time of 43.64 moves him to 7th place on all time list.

In the men's pole vault Sam Kendricks shocked everyone with a new American record of 6.06m. Kendricks' new 6.06m is the 2nd best performance in history outdoors behind Sergey Bubka's 6.14m.

Shakima Wimbley won the women's 400m title in 50.21 seonds while Allyson Felix finished in 6th place in 51.94 seconds.

Watch women's 400m final here

In the women's 100m hurdles final, Kendra Harrison, the World record holder in the event, clocked 12.44 into a -1.2m/s strong head wind to win her 3rd straight national title.

Rai Benjamin dominated the men's 400m hurdles final with 47.23 seconds. He finished more than a second ahead of TJ Holmes who finished in second place in 48.58 and third place finisher Amere Lattin (48.66).

For the second year in a row, Deanna Price broke the North American hammer throw record in Des Moines, raising it to 78.24m. Her previous record was 78.12m, and she had held the world lead at 77.43m. She remains fourth on the world all-time list.

In the women's long jump, Brittney Reese, the 4-time World champion, leaped 7.00m to claim her 8th US national title.

Shelby Houlihan rdefended her 1500m title in 4:03.18.  Houlihan in a sprint finish defeated Jenny Simpson who was second in 4:03.41. Simpson extended her streak by making every world or Olympic team since 2007.

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