2019 Men’s 400 World Rankings

No. 1-rated Steven Gardiner made the Top 10 for the third year in a row, moving up from a high of No. 3 in ’17. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

TRIVIA QUESTION: Steven Gardiner has just become the second Bahamian ever to rank No. 1 in the 400; who was the first? Give yourself a gold medal for historical knowledge if you came up with Avard Moncur in ’01…

GARDINER WAS NOT a slam-dunk choice, even though he was the undefeated world champion. He had only a single DL appearance—that in one of the weaker ones of the year—and never met yearly list leader Michael Norman, who opened brilliantly at 43.45 but then had on-and-off injury problems. In the final analysis, with DL winner Norman not making the WC final, the runner-up spot went to USATF champ Fred Kerley…

THE U.S. SCORED WELL, claiming half the spots, as behind the Kerley/Norman 2-3 we find Kahmari Montgomery (6), Trevor Stewart (9) and Obi Igbokwe (10). The last time the U.S. had 5 scorers was back in ’05, which leads us to trivia No. 2: who were they? The answer is Jeremy Wariner (1), Andrew Rock (3), Tyree Washington (6), Darold Williamson (8) & LaShawn Merritt (10).

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. STEVEN GARDINER (Bahamas) (9/12/95, 6-2/165) (1.88/75)
44.95 1)Ostrava IWC 6/20
44.45 1)Gyulai Mem 7/09
44.51 1)Monaco DL 7/12
44.90 1)Bah Ch 7/27
(45.54h)
44.14 1)Chorzów 9/14
43.48 1)World Ch 10/04
(45.68h, 44.13sf)
2. FRED KERLEY (US) (5/07/95, 6-3¼/205) (1.91/93)
44.81 1)Shanghai DL 5/18
44.49 1)Kingston 6/08
45.33 3)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Norman; 2. Montgomery
43.64 1)USATF 7/27
(45.09h, 44.09sf)
44.46 2)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Norman
44.17 3)World Ch 10/04 1. Gardiner; 2. Zambrano
(45.19h, 44.25sf)
3. MICHAEL NORMAN (US) (12/03/97, 6-0/161) (1.83/73)
43.45 1)Mt. SAC R 4/20
44.53 1)Stockholm DL 5/30
44.62 1)Stanford DL 6/30
43.79 2)USATF 7/27 1. Kerley
(44.81h, 44.04sf)
44.26 1)Brussels DL 9/06
45.94 7sf)World Ch (inj) 10/02 1. Cedenio; 2. Zambrano; 3. Bloomfield
(45.00h)
4. ANTHONY ZAMBRANO (Colombia) (1/17/98, 5-10½/150) (1.79/68)
45.52 1)Florida R 3/30
45.52 1)Coral Gables 4/13
46.38 1)Clermont 4/20
45.48(A) 1)Medellín 5/01
45.76 1)Barranquilla 5/18
45.53 1)SAm Ch 5/24
45.22 1)Huelva 6/20
44.68 1)La Chaux-de-Fonds 6/30
44.83 1)Pan-Am G 8/08
(45.13h)
44.15 2)World Ch 10/04 1. Gardiner
(45.93h, 44.55sf)
5. AKEEM BLOOMFIELD (Jamaica) (11/10/97, 6-2/170) (1.88/77)
45.64 1)Trieste 7/06
44.40 1)London DL 7/21
45.04 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
45.74 3)Rovereto 8/27 1. Abubaker; 2. Allen
44.67 3)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Norman; 2. Kerley
45.36 8)World Ch 10/04 1. Gardiner; 2. Zambrano; 3. Kerley; 4. Gaye; 5. James;
6. Korir; 7. Cedenio
(45.34h, 44.77sf)
6. KAHMARI MONTGOMERY (US) (8/16/97, 5-8¾/146) (1.75/66)
45.96 1)Houston 4/06
46.10 1)American Ch 5/12
(45.98h)
44.23 1)NCAA 6/07
(45.56, 44.78qf, 44.80sf)
45.12 2)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Norman
45.76 5)Gyulai Mem 7/09 1. Gardiner; 2. Richard; 3. Norwood; 4. Abubaker
dq –)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Gardiner; 2. Samba; 3. Strother; 4. Janezic; 5. Re
45.91 7sf)USATF 7/26 1. Leeper; 2. Cherry; 3. Stewart; 4. Richard
(45.74h)
45.59 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Bloomfield; 2. Igbokwe; 3. Hudson-Smith
45.31 5)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Norman; 2. Kerley; 3. Bloomfield; 4. Igbokwe
46.28i, 45.74i, 46.19h, 45.04i, 45.32i, 45.03i)
7. DEMISH GAYE (Jamaica) (1/20/93, 6-2/170) (1.88/77)
45.41 1)Kingston 5/03
48.97 4)Kingston 5/18 1. Peters; 2. Cox; 3. Bel;
45.78 1)Kingston 5/25
45.37 3)Kingston 6/08 1. Kerley; 2. Cedenio
44.83 1)Jam Ch 6/23
(46.77h, 45.36sf)
45.11 5)London DL 7/21 1. Bloomfield; 2. Jones; 3. Allen; 4. Igbokwe
44.94 2)Pan-Am G 8/08 1. Zambrano
(45.47h)
45.64 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Bloomfield; 2. Igbokwe; 3. Hudson-Smith; 4. Montgomery; 5. Cherry
44.46 4)World Ch 10/04 1. Gardiner; 2. Zambrano; 3. Kerley
(45.02h, 44.66sf)
8. MACHEL CEDENIO (Trinidad) (9/06/95, 6-0/154) (1.83/70)
45.03 1)Jones Mem 4/27
44.92 2)Kingston 6/08 1. Kerley
45.71 6)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Norman; 2. Montgomery; 3. Kerley; 4. Jones; 5. London
45.34 1)Lignano 7/09
45.57 2)Padua 7/16 1. Bamidele
44.52 1)Tri Ch 7/27
(46.31h)
46.77 6h)Pan-Am G 8/07 1. Perlaza; 2. Robinson; 3. Jones; 4. Santos
44.93 1B)Brussels DL 9/06
45.30 7)World Ch 10/04 1. Gardiner; 2. Zambrano; 3. Kerley; 4. Gaye; 5. James;
6. Korir
(45.26h, 44.41sf)
9. TREVOR STEWART (US) (5/20/97, 6-1/160) (1.85/72)
45.18 1)Florida R 3/30
44.54 1)Alumni Gold 4/20
44.38 1)MEAC 5/04
44.25 2)NCAA 6/07 1. Montgomery
(44.55h, 44.77qf, 44.84sf)
45.01(A) 1)NACAC U23 7/06
(45.27(A)h)
44.94 7)USATF 7/27 1. Kerley; 2. Norman; 3. Strother; 4. Norwood; 5. Leeper;
6. Cherry
(44.76h, 45.16sf)
(47.03i, 46.66i 46.55i, 47.58i, 47.04i)
10. OBI IGBOKWE (US) (1/28/97, 6-0/181) (1.83/82)
45.91 3)Mt. SAC R 4/20 1. Norman; 2. Benjamin
dq –)NCAA 6/07 1. Montgomery; 2. Stewart; 3. London; 4. Jones; 5. Perlaza;
6. Deadmon; 7. Sawyers
(46.08h, 45.35qf, 45.35sf)
45.70 4)Lignano 7/09 1. Cedenio; 2. Allen; 3. Bamidele
45.06 4)London DL 7/21 1. Bloomfield; 2. Jones; 3. Allen
45.78 6sf)USATF 7/26 1. Leeper; 2. Cherry; 3. Stewart; 4. Richard
(45.18h)
45.53 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Bloomfield
45.95 1)Dublin 8/21
dnf )Rovereto 8/27 1. Abubaker; 2. Allen; 3. Bloomfield; 4. Bonevacia; 5. Agard;
6. Omelko; 7. Scotti
44.96 4)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Norman; 2. Kerley; 3. Bloomfield
(45.35i, 46.91i, 46.04i)

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Fred Kerley (Nike) 6. Michael Cherry (Nike)
1)USATF, 2)Brussels DL, 3)World Ch 6)USATF, 6)Brussels DL, 1)vs Europe
2. *Michael Norman (Nike) 7. Nathan Strother (adidas)
2)USATF, 1)Brussels DL, 7s)World Ch 3)Monaco DL, 3)USATF, 7s)World Ch
3. *Kahmari Montgomery (Houston) 8. Wil London (Baylor)
1)NCAA, 7s)USATF, 5)Brussels DL 3)NCAA, 5sf)USATF, 4)Pan-Am G
4. *Trevor Stewart (North Carolina A&T) 9. Tyrell Richard (South Carolina State)
1)MEAC, 2)NCAA, 7)USATF 1)UNF, 8)USATF, 4)vs Europe
5. *Obi Igbokwe (Houston) 10. Quincy Hall (South Carolina)
6sf)USATF, 2)Birmingham DL, 4)Brussels DL 1)Gamecock, 1)SEC

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