World record indoor run relegates Jamaica’s Bloomfield to second at NCAA final

By March 10, 2018
Akeem Bloomfield Akeem Bloomfield

Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield, running for Auburn University, finished second in the NCAA Division One 400-metre final on Saturday at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Bloomfield, 44.86 seconds, broke his own National Indoor record in that final and it took a world record of 44.52 to beat him.

Michael Norman of the University of California was forced to run quick enough to break Kerron Clement’s 12-year-old record of 44.57, to come away with the win, with the 6’5” Jamaican, the only man who could follow him.

Third was Mylik Kerley of Texas A&M in 45.16.

The field was rounded out by Kahmari Montgomery of Houston, 45.24, Nathon Allen, also of Jamaica and Auburn, 45.27, Nathan Strother of Tennessee, 45.67, Derrick Mokaleng of Texas Christian University, 45.68 and Zack Shinnick of USC, 45.81.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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