• 8th grader Tyrese Cooper breaks Kirani James world age record at New Balance US high school nationals
New Balance High School nationals - 8th grader Tyrese Cooper of Miami Gardens Xpress high school broke Kirani James world age record in the 400m on Sunday afternoon.
The 14-year-old Tyrese Cooper, who was running in a fastest section heat 3 on lane 7, finished in 3rd place with a mind-blowing time of 46.44 seconds and setting a new world age record that previously belonged to Olympic champion Grenada's Kirani James.
The race was won by Josephus Lyles ,who ran a very fast 45.99 seconds with Will Allen in second with a time of 46.38 seconds.
Cooper's previous personal best in the 400m was 47.67 seconds set on March 21 in Coral Gabes.
Heat 3 Results
1 Josephus Lyles TC Williams Tc-Va 45.99 2 Will Allen Paul Laurence Dunbar 46.38 3 Tyrese Cooper Miami Gardens Xpress 46.44 4 Izaiah Brown Amsterdam Tc-Ny 46.60 5 Brandon Cachon Quarter Mile Xpress-F 46.76 6 Nathanaiel Huggins Opelika Tc-Al 46.80 7 Rasheed Tatham Una-Fl-Pembroke_pi-Ta 48.27
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