Jaylen Slade Breaks National High School 200m Record

* Jaylen Slade broke the boy's national high school record in the 200m at the American Track League #4

Photo Credit: American Track League

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IMG Academy's (FL) Jaylen Slade continued making history on Sunday in the fourth installment of the American Track League's indoor series in Fayetteville, Arkansas, setting a new national high school record of 20.62 seconds in the 200m. 

Slade, a Georgia native who transferred to the Florida school this past year, broke Noah Lyles' high school indoor record of 20.63, which was set back in 2016 while he was competing for T.C. Williams.

Lyles is currently the World Champion at 200m. Slade's mark is also a new World Age Group for 17-year-olds. Slade is now the only high school athlete to ever go under 21 seconds more than once.

Fairview's Gavin Schurr also broke 21 seconds, finishing second overall in 20.84 seconds. That mark is fourth all-time in the high school record books. Connor Washington, who ran in the first heat, finished with a new indoor PR of 21.25 seconds and was third.

Going into the meet, which featured two all-high school sections, Slade was the only boy to break 21 seconds previously: He ran 20.97 seconds at the East Coast Invitational just a few weeks prior. 

Gavin Schurr became the second high school boy this season to break 21 seconds and is one of just 11 all-time to have broken that barrier. 

Photo Credit: American Track League

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American Track League High School 200 Meter Results


1Jaylen Slade20.622 (1)
2Gavin Schurr20.842 (2)
3Connor Washington21.251 (1)
4Brandon Miller21.342 (3)
5Sean Jackson21.371 (2)
6Terrell Robinson Jr.22.171 (3)
Shamali WhittleDQ
Laurenz ColbertDQ