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American high school student, Cooper Lutkenhaus, ran a national freshman record in the 800-metre event by unleashing a devastating kick. He won the UIL 5A boys race moving from last place to first from the 600m line and moving to the outside to pass the lead pack. Lutkenhaus distanced himself by a large margin by the time he hit the finish line. He won by nearly four seconds.

Lutkenhaus split 55.42 and 55.43.

The 16-year-old 9th Grade student from Justin, Texas owns a best of 22.12 over 200 metres and is the fastest over the distance in the school. Lutkenhaus attends Justin Northwest and does not graduate high school until 2027.

Watch for Lutkenhaus to tackle the national high school record of 1:46.45 which is currently held by Michael Granville from 1996. The 200m national record is fast at 19.97 by Assimade Asinga from April 2023.

The world U18 record is held by Ethiopian Mohammed Aman 1:43.37 from September 2011.

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