COLLEGIATE RECORD: Athing Mu Lowers Own 400-Meter All-Time Best

Athing Mu did it again.

Collegiate records don’t stand a chance around Mu – not even her own.

Mu lowered her all-time collegiate best in the Women’s 400 Meters to 49.57 in a winning effort at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Just a few weeks earlier, Mu went 49.68 at the NCAA DI West Preliminary Round in College Station, Texas, to best 2016 The Bowerman winner Courtney Okolo’s five-year-old record.

Now, Mu sliced 0.11 seconds off that mark and cemented her legacy.

There have been only six total sub-50 clockings by women in collegiate history: Mu now has three of them.