Watch Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman's dominating NCAA record 100-meter sprint

Vols' Coleman shatters NCAA 100m record

Coleman ran his split in the first heat of the semifinals and the mark makes him the fourth fastest American in the history of the event. Coleman's time is also the fastest time in the world this year.

As the athletics world begins to ponder life without Usain Bolt, U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman offered hope of a bright future when the 21-year-old University of Tennessee runner became the ninth fastest man over 100 meters, posting 9.82 at the NCAA championships in OR on Wednesday.

Coleman's 9.82 breaks the previous NCAA record of 9.89, set by Florida State's Ngonidzashe Manusha at the 2011 NCAA meet in Des Moines, Iowa.

Coleman, the 2017 NCAA indoor 60m and 200m champion, stayed on course to win the outdoor double after moving on in the 200m final, posting an effortless 20.21 seconds for the runner-up spot in the third semis heat.




"The sky's the limit as fast as I can ever run". "I just wanted to..."

"I felt like I got a pretty decent start, I separated and got on top of it and I just wanted to finish to the line and make sure I made it to the final". Among his compatriots, there are only three sprinters who have posted a faster time: Tyson Gay (9.69), Justin Gatlin (9.74) and Maurice Green (9.79). "It felt pretty good", he said.

Coleman also revealed that Gatlin has become a mentor for him in recent months as he's worked on improving his time. "He's given me a lot of advice".

Coleman's career best over the high school season - he went to a private school - was 10.38 seconds at the Class A Area 3 Private Championships.

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