Rai Benjamin becomes second fastest 400 hurdler in history after NCAA win
By: T. Chapman
Son of former West Indies fast bowler and USC’s star athlete, Rai Benjamin claimed the national championship in the 400 meter hurdles last Friday in a mind-blowing 47.02.
A feat whixh saw him running with the second-fastest time in human history in the event.
Only Kevin Young’s 46.78, set at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, was faster.
Benjamin’s time obviously sets a new collegiate mark in the event; he beat the old one by more than half a second.
His previous best in the event was 47.98 seconds.