The 2018 Outdoor Season And The Collegiate Record Book

Does anybody else need to catch their breath?

The 2018 collegiate outdoor track & field season came to a thrilling conclusion this past weekend at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

It was inside the friendly confines of Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, where four collegiate records fell, as did nine meet records and five facility records. Southern California’s men did most of the heavy lifting as they had their hand in bettering three of those collegiate records (400, 400 hurdles, 4×400), which also established new meet records and facility records in those respective events.

All told, 10 – Count them, 10! – collegiate records fell during the 2018 season.

Collegiate Outdoor Records Set In 2018

Name Program Event Mark
Michael Norman Southern California 400 Meters 43.61
Michael Saruni UTEP 800 Meters 1:43.25
Josh Kerr New Mexico 1500 Meters 3:35.01
Rai Benjamin Southern California 400 Hurdles 47.02
John Lewis, Elijah Hall, Mario Burke, Cameron Burrell Houston 4×100 Relay 38.17
Ricky Morgan Jr, Rai Benjamin, Zach Shinnick, Michael Norman Southern California 4×400 Relay 2:59.00
Sydney McLaughlin Kentucky 400 Hurdles 52.75
Mikiah Brisco, Kortnei Johnson, Rachel Misher, Aleia Hobbs LSU 4×100 Relay 42.05
Keturah Orji Georgia Triple Jump 14.62m
Maggie Ewen Arizona State Shot Put 19.46m
Maggie Ewen Arizona State Hammer 74.53m

Maggie Ewen was the first to break a collegiate record this season when she bettered her own standard in the hammer at the Sun Angel Track Classic. Ewen actually topped her previous in-season collegiate best set at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships three times in that series.

Southern California’s 4×400 team of Ricky Morgan Jr, Rai Benjamin, Zach Shinnick and Michael Norman were the last to etch their names into the record book as they wrapped up the third day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships by smashing LSU’s 13-year-old record in the event.

That’s not the only thing that happened to the collegiate outdoor record book this season.

Overall, there were 77 new additions to the all-time charts, be it performers or performances.

Rewriting The Collegiate Outdoor Record Book

Here is a complete list of all-time marks that were added to the collegiate outdoor record book this past season. (Key: CR = collegiate record; 3, 3 C = 3rd best performer with 3rd best mark; X = already on the list)
Name Program Event Mark All-Time
Michael NORMAN Southern California 400m 43.61 CR
Akeem BLOOMFIELD Auburn 400m 43.94 (3, 3 C)
Nathon ALLEN Auburn 400m 44.13 (6, 8 C)
Michael SARUNI UTEP 800m 1:43.25 CR
Josh KERR New Mexico 1500 3:35.01 CR
Justyn KNIGHT Syracuse 1500 3:36.07 (7, 8 C)
Robert DOMANIC Ole Miss 1500 3:36.33 (9, 10 C)
Justyn KNIGHT Syracuse 5000m 13:18.74 (X, 10 C)
Morgan MCDONALD Wisconsin 5000m 13:19.05 (10, 12 C)
Grant HOLLOWAY Florida 110H 13.15 (2, 2 C)
Grant HOLLOWAY Florida 110H 13.16 (X, 3 C)
Rai BENJAMIN Southern California 400H 47.02 CR
Rai BENJAMIN Southern California 400H 47.98q (X, 5 C)
Kenneth SELMON North Carolina 400H 48.12 (5, 6 C)
HOUSTON Houston 4×100 38.17 CR
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Southern California 4×400 2:59.00 CR
TEXAS A&M Texas A&M 4×400 2:59.91 (X, 5 C)
Chris NILSEN South Dakota PV 5.86m (4, 6 C)
Chris NILSEN South Dakota PV 5.83m (X, 9 C)
Devin KING Southeastern Louisiana PV 5.80m (8, 14 C)
Zack BAZILE Ohio State LJ 8.37m (10, 13 C)
Gleb DUDAREV Kansas HT 78.04m (5, 14 C)
Denzel COMENENTIA Georgia HT 76.41m (10, X C)
Anderson PETERS Mississippi State JAV 82.82m (7, 10 C)
Tim DUCKWORTH Kentucky DEC 8336 (7, 11 C)
Aleia HOBBS LSU 100m 10.90q (X, 3 C)
Aleia HOBBS LSU 100m 10.91q (X, 4 C)
Aleia HOBBS LSU 100m 10.92 (X, 5 C)
Aleia HOBBS LSU 100m 10.93q (X, 7 C)
Ashley HENDERSON San Diego State 100m 10.98 (9, 14 C)
Shania COLLINS Tennessee 100m 10.98q (9, 14 C)
Lynna IRBY Georgia 400m 49.80 (2, 2 C)
Kendall ELLIS Southern California 400m 49.99 (3, 3 C)
Sydney MCLAUGHLIN Kentucky 400m 50.07 (4, 5 C)
Lynna IRBY Georgia 400m 50.11q (X, 7 C)
Kendall ELLIS Southern California 400m 50.19 (X, 10 C)
Jessica HULL Oregon 1500 4:08.75 (10, 11 C)
Allie OSTRANDER Boise State Steeple 9:38.57 (8, 20 C)
Karissa SCHWEIZER Missouri 10k 32:00.55 (8, 9 C)
Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN Kentucky 100H 12.40 (2, 2 C)
Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN Kentucky 100H 12.54q (X, 6 C)
Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN Kentucky 100H 12.58q (X, 10 C)
Sydney MCLAUGHLIN Kentucky 400H 52.75 CR
Sydney MCLAUGHLIN Kentucky 400H 53.60 (X, 5 C)
Sydney MCLAUGHLIN Kentucky 400H 53.96 (X, 8 C)
Sydney MCLAUGHLIN Kentucky 400H 54.15q (X, 10 C)
LSU LSU 4×100 42.05 CR
LSU LSU 4×100 42.09q (X, 2 C)
LSU LSU 4×100 42.25 (X, 6 C)
KENTUCKY Kentucky 4×100 42.30 (3, 7 C)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Southern California 4×100 42.57 (6, 24 C)
KENTUCKY Kentucky 4×400 3:25.99 (7, 15 C)
Alexis JACOBUS Arkansas PV 4.65m (3, 5 C)
Lisa GUNNARSSON Virginia Tech PV 4.60m (7, 16 C)
Keturah ORJI Georgia TJ 14.62m CR
Keturah ORJI Georgia TJ 14.33m (X, 3 C)
Keturah ORJI Georgia TJ 14.27m+ (X, 6 C)
Yanis DAVID Florida TJ 14.13m (7, 16 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.46m CR
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.22m (X, 3 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.22m (X, 3 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.17m (X, 5 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.13mq (X, 7 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.06m+ (X, 8 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State SP 19.01mq+ (X, 9 C)
Jessica WOODARD Oklahoma SP 18.68m (10, X C)
Valarie ALLMAN Stanford DISC 62.83m (10, X C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State HT 74.53m CR
Maggie EWEN Arizona State HT 74.38m (X, 2 C)
Brooke ANDERSEN Northern Arizona HT 74.20m (2, 3 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State HT 73.89m+ (X, 4 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State HT 73.61m+ (X, 5 C)
Brooke ANDERSEN Northern Arizona HT 73.33m+ (X, 6 C)
Maggie EWEN Arizona State HT 73.01m (X, 8 C)
Janeah STEWART Ole Miss HT 72.92m (4, 10 C)
Mackenzie LITTLE Stanford JAV 60.36m (5, 10 C)
Georgia ELLENWOOD Wisconsin HEPT 6173 (10, 17 C)