Christopher Morales Williams wins gold in men’s 400m at NCAA Championships

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Christopher Morales Williams of Vaughan, Ontario won the gold medal on Friday in the men’s 400 metres at the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. This was the second gold medal by a Canadian at the championships, as Rowan Hamilton of Chilliwack, British Columbia won the gold medal in the men’s hammer throw on Wednesday. Morales Williams represents the University of Georgia and Hamilton represents the University of California.

Morales Williams posted a time of 44.47 seconds. Samuel Ogazi of Nigeria won the silver medal with a time of 44.52 seconds. JeVaughn Powell of Jamaica won the bronze medal with a time of 44.54 seconds. Morales Williams reached the podium by 0.43 seconds as Johnnie Blockburger of the United States finished in fourth place with a time of 44.9 seconds. Ogazi represents the University of Alabama, Powell represents the University of Florida and Blockburger represents the University of Southern California.

This was the third significant gold medal for Morales Williams in 2024. On March 9, he won the gold medal at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Massachusetts with a time of 44.05 seconds. Then on May 11, Morales Williams set the Canadian record and posted the fastest time by any sprinter in the world in 2024 (44.05 seconds) when he won the gold medal at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Gainesville, Florida. Morales Williams is a medal contender for Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.


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