Coleman sets new college mark in 100m

Kristopher Nichols
June 9, 2017

He did, however, admitted that he wasn't going after a fast time or the record.

He also has the year's fastest 200m time of 19.85, posted into a headwind at a college meet in Lexington, Kentucky late last month.

As Usain Bolt prepares to run for the final time at this summer's World Championships in London, athletics might have found a man ready to step into his golden spikes.

On Wednesday, at the NCAA Division I outdoor Track & Field Championships, the junior set a new NCAA record for the 100-meter dash.

Coleman, whose time equaled Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago's mark, broke the previous collegiate 100m record of 9.89 to advance to Friday's final and is expected to make the USA world championships team.

"The sky's the limit as fast as I can ever run".

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It was the fourth-fastest time in American history, trading Tyson Gay, former fellow Vol and Olympian Justin Gatlin and Maurice Green. "I just wanted to..."

"I felt like I got a pretty decent start, I separated and got on top of it and I just wanted to finish to the line and make sure I made it to the final", he said. Coleman says Gatlin has become a good friend and encourages him.

Coleman's career best over the high school season - he went to a private school - was 10.38 seconds at the Class A Area 3 Private Championships.

Elsewhere, Filip Mihaljevic of Croatia, battling for the University of Virginia, won the men's shot put with a mark of 21.30m in one of six scoring events on the first day.

In the hammer, Cornell's Rudy Winkler followed up his 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials win at Hayward with a victory at 243 feet, 2 inches.

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