Christian Coleman sweeps 100 meters, 200 meters


Christian Coleman sweeps 100 meters, 200 meters

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Christian Coleman poses next to his record-time scoreboard during the NCAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

That’s a sweep.

Christian Coleman claimed his second victory of the night, winning the 200-meters NCAA title. He’s the second runner in NCAA to win the 60m, 200m indoors and 100m, 200m outdoors.

Coleman, a junior at the University of Tennessee who graduated from Our Lady of Mercy, ran a 20.25 in the 200m run at the NCAA Track and Field Championships Friday night in Eugene, Ore. He was running into 7 mph winds.

The 21-year-old fell shy of his personal best in the 200m. He ran a 19.85 in the NCAA Preliminary.

Earlier in the evening, Coleman won the national championship in the 100m run with a 10.04 time running into 5 mph winds. He set the 100m collegiate record Wednesday at 9.82.

He is the fifth Volunteer to win the 100m championship, joining Reggie Jones, Sam Graddy, Terrry Scott and Justin Gatlin (twice). He and Gatlin are the only two runners to sweep the indoor and outdoor events.

Coleman is tied for the collegiate record in the 60m with a 6.45.

Coleman has become a household name in the sprinting world. He qualified for the Rio Olympics last year, running for the U.S. 4X100 relay team.

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