Brandon Outlaw placed 4th in the 400-meter dash Saturday at the ACC Championships at Clemson.
Outlaw, a Moorestown graduate, ran the 2nd-fastest 400 of his life, running 46.69 and finishing 5-100ths of a second behind teammate Jordan Willis.
That’s only 11-100ths of a second off his lifetime best.
Outlaw ran his personal-best of 46.58 when he played fourth in last year’s ACC meet at Notre Dame’s Loftus Center the last week of February in 2020.
That was his last 400 final until Saturday. Outlaw ran 47.16 in Friday’s trials. He was the No. 5 seed going into the final.
Outlaw’s outdoor collegiate best is 47.27 from the 2019 ACC meet in Charlottesville, where he placed 9th. He ran 46.82 to win Group 3 sectionals at Bernards in the spring of 2017 and that remains his outdoor PR. He won the 400 at the Meet of Champions that spring as well with a 47.05.