Walton sets new 400m indoor national record

Texas A&M freshman Jamal Walton has added another Cayman Islands national record to his collection at the Aggie Twilight meet at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on 16 February 2019.

The 20-year old ran unattached at the meet and finished second fasted overall to Grenada’s Bralon Taplin, who ran a world leading time of 45.26 seconds.

Walton won a different section in 46.26 seconds to set a new national indoor record, shattering the time of 48.00 sec set by Carl Morgan in 2007.

The runner, who has collected several CARIFTA Games and Island Games medals in his young career, also holds the Cayman Islands outdoor records in the 400m (44.99) and 200m (20.57). Both marks were set in 2017, with his time in the 400m in Peru winning him gold and establishing a new Pan Am Games U20 record.

“This was an important meet for athletes who are going to the SEC meet next week as well as those who wrapped up their indoor season tonight,” noted Texas A&M head coach Pat Henry. “We had a whole lot of people get better in this meet and that’s the positive out of here.”

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