What an incredible race tonight by Trenton’s Athing Mu, who won the 800 at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor in 1:57.73.
–> Breaks the U.S. Collegiate record of 1:59.10, set in 2017 by Raevyn Rogers of Oregon at Mt. SAC in Walnut, Calif.
–> Breaks the U.S. Under-20 record of 1:58.21 set by Neptune High graduate Ajee Wilson set at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
–> Is No. 8 on the all-time world Under-20 list.
–> Is No. 1 in the world this year, moving her ahead of Wilson, who ran 1:58.93 in Austin in February.
–> Is No. 10 in U.S. history. Only three American women – Wilson, Meredith Rainey-Valmon (whose husband Andrew Valmon ran for Manchester High School) and Alysia Montaño – have run faster on U.S. soil.