Brandon Outlaw ran the fastest 400 of his life in the final of the ACC Championships this past weekend.
Outlaw, a Moorestown graduate who’s now a junior at Virginia, ran 46.13 in the final after a personal-best 46.20 in the trials. He placed third behind Jacory Patterson of Virginia Tech (45.14) and DaeQwan Butler of Florida State (45.83). Patterson is No. 8 in NCAA Division 1 with a 44.81 earlier this year.
His PR before the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at North Carolina State in Raleigh was 46.35 from another meet in Raleigh back in March. He came into the 2021 spring season with a PR of 46.58 from the 2020 indoor ACC meet at Notre Dame, a previous collegiate outdoor PR of 47.27 from the 2019 ACC meet in Charlottesville and an outdoor lifetime best of 46.82 from Group 3 sectionals at Bernards in the spring of 2017.
Outlaw’s time is No. 23 in the NCAA Division 1 East Region heading into the NCAA Prelims in Jacksonville later this month.
Outlaw’s time is https://storage.googleapis.com/virginiasports-com/2021/05/4e44d247-21_records-lists.pdf and only 29-100ths off the school record of 45.84 set by Alfred Shirley at the 2018 NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa. Outlaw’s 46.58 is the Virginia indoor school record.