Absolute Records Broken In 2021

Categories: W = World; A or Am = American; C = Collegiate (NCAA Div. I only); JC = Junior College; J = Junior (U20); Y = Youth (U18); HS = High School.

Codings: + = event not officially recognized by governing body; ‘ = student not eligible to represent the U.S. internationally;  i = mark made indoors; l-a = low-altitude; w-o = women only race; ¶ = conditions for ratification not suitable. Note: unlike T&FN and WA, USATF no longer recognizes the concept of absolute records (no differentiation between marks set indoors or out).

switch to indoor records broken in 2021

MEN TRACK
1500 3:34.72i C Sam Tanner’ (Washington) Staten Island, New York February 13
Mile 3:50.39i C Cooper Teare (Oregon) Fayetteville, Arkansas February 12
Distance Medley 9:19.42i C Oregon Fayetteville, Arkansas January 29
(Cole Hocker 2:49.89, Luis Peralta’ 47.29, Charlie Hunter’ 1:47.64, Cooper Teare 3:54.60)
(note: time is superior to WR, AR, but personnel are of mixed nationalities, which is unacceptable)
MEN FIELD
Pole Vault 5.60 | 18-4½i WY Matvey Volkov (Belarus) Łódź, Poland February 12
6.00 | 19-8¼i =C KC Lightfoot (Baylor) Lubbock, Texas February 13
MEN ROAD
Pending
WOMEN TRACK
Pending
WOMEN FIELD
Pending
WOMEN ROAD
5K 14:43 W Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya) Monaco February 14

as of February 25, 2021