Wadeline Jonathas Sets All-Dates Collegiate Best in Women’s 400 Meters

Wadeline Jonathas keeps getting better and better.

Now, no woman has run faster than her over 400 meters in collegiate history.

All-Dates Top-10 Performers – Women’s 400 Meters

Name
Program
Mark
Date
Wadeline Jonathas
South Carolina
49.60
10/3/2019
Courtney Okolo
Texas
49.71
4/23/2016
Lynna Irby
Georgia
49.80
6/9/2018
Natasha Hastings
South Carolina
49.84
6/23/2007
Sanya Richards
Texas
49.89
7/17/2004
Marita Payne
Florida State
49.91
8/6/1984
Lillie Leatherwood
Alabama
49.95
6/27/1987
Monique Henderson
UCLA
49.96
6/25/2005
Kendall Ellis
Southern California
49.99
5/13/2018
DeeDee Trotter
Tennessee
50.00
8/24/2004

Jonathas clocked a sizzling PB of 49.60 to finish fourth in the final of the Women’s 400 Meters at the 2019 IAAF World Championships on Thursday. That trumped the previous All-Dates Collegiate Best of 49.71 set by Courtney Okolo back in 2016, which still remains the collegiate record since it happened within the parameters the collegiate season.

It has been a whirlwind year for Jonathas, who transferred to NCAA Division I South Carolina from NCAA Division III UMass Boston last summer. Jonathas dominated the NCAA DIII ranks and then quickly made an impact on the NCAA DI scene, anchoring the Gamecocks to the 4×400 relay crown at the NCAA Indoor Championships and winning the open 400 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

And if you want to know something even MORE remarkable, here you go: Jonathas ran 53.00 in her first meet with South Carolina back on January 11. Since then, she lowered her PB to 52.86 by the end of the indoor season and then another three seconds from April to October.