Absolute Records Broken In ’21

THIS IS A LISTING of all the Absolute Records (indoor and outdoor combined) set during calendar 2021. + = event not officially recognized by governing body; w-o = women-only road race; i = made indoors; ‘ after name = foreign collegian not eligible for U.S. teams. For a listing of these records including site & date information, go here. The presence of a mark in this listing doesn’t guarantee that it has been/will be officially ratified.


WORLD RECORDS

Men
400H — 46.70 Karsten Warholm (Norway), 45.94 Warholm; SP — 76-8¼ (23.37) Ryan Crouser (US); 5K — 12:50 Berihu Aregawi (Ethiopia); 15K+ — 40:27 Jacob Kiplimo (Uganda); 20K+ — 54:29 Kiplimo; Half-Mar — 57:31 Kiplimo

Women
2000 — 5:21.56 Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi); 10,000 — 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan (Netherlands), 29:01.03 Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia); 400H — 51.90 Sydney McLaughlin (US), 51.46 McLaughlin; TJ — 51-5 (15.67) Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela); 5K — 14:43 Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya), 14:29 Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia), 14:18 Ejegayehu Taye (Ethiopia); w-o 10K — 30:01 Agnes Tirop (Kenya); 10K — 29:38 Kalkidan Gezahegne (Bahrain); Half-Mar — 1:04:02 Ruth Chepngetich (Kenya), 1:02:52 Gidey; 20W — 1:23:49 Jiayu Yang (China)


AMERICAN RECORDS

Men
400H — 46.17 Rai Benjamin (Nike); SP — 76-8¼ (23.37) Ryan Crouser (Nike); HT — 271-4 (82.71) Rudy Winkler (Tracksmith/New York AC)

Women
800 — 1:55.21 Athing Mu (Nike), 1:55.03 Mu; 400H — 51.90 Sydney McLaughlin (New Balance), 51.46 McLaughlin; Steeple — 8:57.77 Courtney Frerichs (Nike Bowerman TC); TJ — 48-11½ (14.92) Keturah Orji (Atlanta TC); DT — 230-4 (70.22) Valarie Allman (Asics); HT — 257-10 (78.60) DeAnna Price (Nike/New York AC), 79.98 (262-5) Price, 263-6 (80.31) Price; JT — 219-3 (66.82) Maggie Malone (unattached) 221-1 (67.10) Malone; Dec — 8246 Jordan Gray (unattached)


COLLEGIATE RECORDS

Men
1500 — 3:34.72i Sam Tanner’ (Washington), 3:34.68 Yared Nuguse (Notre Dame); Mile — 3:50.39i Cooper Teare (Oregon); DisMed — 9:19.42i Oregon; PV — =19-8¼i (6.00) KC Lightfoot (Baylor)

Women
400 — 49.68 Athing Mu (Texas A&M), 49.57 Mu; 800 — 1:57.73 Mu; 4 x 400 — 3:22.34 Texas A&M; LJ — 23-5¼ (7.14) Tara Davis (Texas); DT — 230-4 (70.22) Jorinde van Klinken’ (Arizona State); HT 245-11 (74.97) Camryn Rogers’ (Cal), 247-9 (75.52) Rogers’


AMERICAN COLLEGIATE RECORDS

Men
5000 — 13:12.27 Cooper Teare (Oregon)

Women
none


JUNIOR COLLEGE RECORDS

Men
HT — 247-0 (75.30) Andrei Romanov’ (New Mexico JC), 248-5 (75.73) Romanov’, 250-11 (76.48) Romanov’

Women
none


WORLD JUNIOR RECORDS (U20)

Men
200 — 19.88 Erriyon Knighton (US), 19.84 Knighton; Jr110H — 12.93(A) Sasha Zhoya (France), 12.72(A) Zhoya; 400H — 47.85 Sean Burrell (US); 4 x 100 — 38.51(A) South Africa

Women
200 — 22.11 Christine Mboma (Namibia), 21.97 Mboma, 21.81 Mboma, 21.78 Mboma; 4 x 100 — 42.94(A) Jamaica; HT — 240-11 (73.43) Silja Kosonen (Finland)


AMERICAN JUNIOR RECORDS

Men
200 — 20.04 Erriyon Knighton (adidas), 19.88 Knighton, 19.84 Knighton; 600 — 1:15.49i Brandon Miller (Texas A&M); 1500 — 3:34.36 Hobbs Kessler (Michigan HS); 5000 — 13:24.26 Nico Young (Northern Arizona) 13:22.59i Young; 400H — 47.85 Sean Burrell (LSU)

Women
400 — 49.84 Athing Mu (Texas A&M), 49.68 Mu, 49.57 Mu; 800 — 1:57.73 Mu, 1:56.07 Mu (Nike), 1:55.04 Mu; 3000 — 8:54.18i Katelyn Tuohy (NC State); PV — 14-9 (4.50) Paige Sommers (California HS)


WORLD YOUTH RECORDS (U18)

Boys
200 — 20.11 Erriyon Knighton (US), 20.04 Knighton, 19.88 Knighton, 19.84 Knighton; PV — 18-4½i (5.60) Matvey Volkov (Belarus)

Girls
none


AMERICAN YOUTH RECORDS

Boys
200 — 20.31 Erriyon Knighton (adidas), 20.30 Knighton, 20.11 Knighton, 20.04 Knighton, 19.88 Knighton, 19.84 Knighton; PV — 18-4½i (5.60) Matvey Volkov (Belarus)

Girls
PV — 14-7¼ (4.45) Amanda Moll (Washington HS)


HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS

Boys
1500 — 3:34.36 Hobbs Kessler (Skyline, Ann Arbor, Michigan); 2000St — 5:40.71 Nate Mountain (Xavier, Springfield Township, Ohio)

Girls
2000St — 6:25.35 Sydney Masciarelli (Marianapolis, Thompson, Connecticut); 4 x Mile — 19:40.67 Saratoga Springs, New York; PV — =14-9 (4.50) Paige Sommers (Westlake, Westlake Village, California)

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