Tyrese Cooper, Sammy Watson Destroy Own National Records At The Armory

Florida sophomore Tyrese Cooper and New York senior Sammy Watson lowered their own national high school records in the 300m and 600m by huge margins today while competing in professional sections at the Armory Invitational in New York.

Cooper lowered his 300m record from 33.03 to a mind-boggling 32.87, a world record for U20 athletes according to Track & Field News though there is no all-time performer list in the event. Cooper was also sixth in the Developmental 60m with a time of 6.79 and third in the Developmental 200m in 21.28, both of which rank No. 3 in the nation this year.

Watch the post-race interview with Cooper:

The second-fastest boys 300m performer in prep history is Michael Cherry, whose 33.05 national record stood from 2013 until January of this year.

Watch the video of Cooper break Cherry's record in 33.03 at the VA Showcase:

Watson lowered her record from 1:28.67 to 1:27.13. The uncommitted senior took third in her race behind only Ajee Wilson of adidas, who won in No. 4 all-time 1:24.48, and Cecilia Barowski of Hoka NJ/NY TC, who ran 1:26.74.

Watch the post-race interview with Watson: