Perhaps the most stunning run on a hectic Saturday of track and field was Texas A&M junior Devin Dixon’s 1:45.27 800m run at the Texas Tech Classic, the #3 indoor performance in American and NCAA history. With just Kenyans Paul Ereng (1:44.84) and Michael Saruni (1:45.15) ahead of Dixon on the NCAA all-time list, he is the fastest U.S. collegiate ever.
Only Johnny Gray (1:45.00) and Donavan Brazier (1:45.10) are ahead of Dixon in U.S. history.
School record of 1:45.27 for Devin Dixon in 800m at Texas Tech. Takes down 1:45.93 by Donavan Brazier.— Texas A&M Track and Field (@aggietrk) January 26, 2019
Missouri’s Derrick Peterson (1:45.88) had held the U.S. collegiate honor since 1999.
It’s hard to overstate how surprising this time is for the Aggie. His indoor PR coming into the weekend was just 1:47.37, while his overall best from outdoor was 1:45.62. Now Dixon has surpassed the former outdoor NCAA record holder Brazier as the fastest in school history indoors.
Also, because the race was run at 3,200 feet of elevation, the 1:45.27 converts down to a 1:44.97.
Go to 48:45 mark to watch the race...