Britton Wilson Unofficially Breaks Two World Records

This past weekend, Britton Wilson put on a show at the Division I NCAA Track Championships in New Mexico. Despite being one of the top athletes in the NCAA in the 800, she elected to focus on her main event, the 400m dash. 

In the 400m dash she qualified into the finals with a 50.69 to enter as the top-seeded competition into the final, ahead of the collegiate record holder Talitha Diggs. In the final Wilson put on a show running 49.48, breaking the previous collegiate record by over half of a second! Her time ranks world #2 all-time behind Bol's 49.26 set earlier this year. 

Of course, this wasn't enough for the former Mills Godwin and current Arkansas Razorback. 

She followed it up just a few hours later with a 49.20 split on the 4x4. That was the fastest split ever ran and her team ran the fastest 4x4 time ever in world history. Technically though, neither count as world records because WA does not recognize splits or relays where athletes represent different countries. In this instance, one of the athletes does not have American citizenship. 

All the technical stuff aside, Britton is raising her level to the stratosphere. It would honestly be quite surprising if she is not professional in the near future. The future looks really good for this former VA star.