Unstoppable Michael Norman Slips In The Blocks, Still Wins Brooks PR 400

Michael Norman had a less-than-ideal start to the Brooks PR Invitational 400m by slipping in the start blocks.

The Vista Murrieta, Calif. junior, who ran into the All-Time List at the California state meet with times of 45.19 for 400m and 20.30 for 200m, still recovered well enough to dominate the field at Shoreline Stadium in 46.38.

"The block slipped at the beginning and the backstretch was really windy so I couldn't really be aggressive the first 200," Norman said after the race.

"I just stuck to what I know, stay relaxed and finish strong."

Brooks PR marked Norman's last quarter mile race of the year, as he will race the 200m next weekend at USATF Juniors before taking a break this summer.

M 400 Meter Dash - Finals
1Norman, Michael11Vista Murrieta High School (SS)46.381
2Igbokwe, Obi12The Woodlands46.691
London, Wil12Waco High46.801
Poole, Quintaveon12Washington County46.951
Schwartz, Rhayko12McKinney Boyd47.811
Ojennes, Caleb11Palmer Ridge High School48.471

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