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
200 20.31 AY Erriyon Knighton (adidas) Clermont, Florida April 04
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
5000 13:24.76 AJ Nico Young (Northern Arizona) Des Moines, Iowa April 23
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
Hammer 75.30 | 247-0 JC Andrei Romanov’ (New Mexico JC) Amarillo, Texas March 19
75.73 | 248-5 JC Andrei Romanov’ (New Mexico JC) Amarillo, Texas March 19
76.48 | 250-11 JC Andrei Romanov’ (New Mexico JC) Amarillo, Texas April 02
MEN ROAD
Pending
WOMEN TRACK
400 49.24(A) WJ Christine Mboma (Namibia) Lusaka, Zambia April 11
49.22(A) WJ Christine Mboma (Namibia) Windhoek, Namibia April 17
800 1:57.73 C, AJ Athing Mu (Texas A&M) Waco, Texas April 17
WOMEN FIELD
Long Jump 7.14 | 23-5¼ C Tara Davis (Texas) Austin, Texas March 26
Triple Jump 14.92 | 48-11½ A Keturah Orji (Atlanta TC) Chula Vista, California April 25
Hammer 78.60 | 257-10 A DeAnna Price (Nike/New York AC) Columbia, Missouri April 09
WOMEN ROAD
5K 14:43 W Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya) Monaco February 14
Half-Marathon 1:04:02 W Ruth Chepngetich (Kenya) İstanbul, Turkey April 04
WOMEN WALKS
20K 1:23:49 W Jiayu Yang (China) Huangshan, China March 20

as of April 25, 2021