Carter Lilly breaks National 800 Record (video)
April 21, 2019
His mark broke the National Record of John Lozada 1:47.77 set at the 2002 Asian Grand Prix in Manila.
Carter holds a personal best of 1:46.95 at the 2018 US Championships.
Carter who recently acquired his passport set national indoor records in 600 and 800m.
Before laying claim to the National Record in the 800. Pinoyathletics has already cited and seen Mr. Lilly passport.
Carter jogged to a modest 1:50.93 to easily beat 2017 SEA Games silver medalist Marco Vilog by over 2 seconds, as the National Open in Ilagan.
The first time for the 23-year-old Carter to race in the Philippines.
Carter also added a bronze in the 400 48.96 to his trip in early March.
Carter’s time of 1:47.52 is faster than the Gold Medal time of Duong Van Thai of Vietnam 1:48.97.
This time is also Duong PB. Duong has not run yet this year. Vilog with 1.51.63 this year ranks 4th in southeast Asia.
Behind Vincent of Malaysia and Pleenram of Thailand.
Carter also is edging very close to the SEA Record which is held by Batulmai Rajakumar of Malaysia set in the 1985 Asian Championships in Jakarta.
Carter sat back in 4th through the first 400 in 51.2, it was blistering fast as former Philippine Record Holder John Lozada in the 2002 Asian Grand Prix went 51.9 first lap then 55-second lap.
Carter who has a 400 PB of 48.66, compared to Lozada who was a 49-sec runner. Carter representing the University of Iowa had to bypass the Asian Championships.
He finished second in the Bryan Clay meet to Matt Manteranach is a teammate who is an incoming junior and won in 1:46.93.