Watch Austin Kratz Run A Pennsylvania State Record Of 21.04 In The 200 Meters


Step aside Brady Gehret. The 200 meter Pennsylvania indoor state record now belongs to Austin Kratz.

The Dock Mennonite senior, who knocked on the doorstep of the all-time state best time a few weeks ago at Ocean Breeze, left no doubt about it at Sunday's SPIRE Scholastic Showcase in Geneva, Ohio. Kratz clocked a time of 21.04 to shatter Gehret's previous record of 21.22, which the Altoona Area runner set in 2010.

It's also a US#2 on the season for Kratz, who sits just behind national leader Brian Herron of Georgia, who ran 20.95 in December. Kratz got out of the blocks quick on the indoor 300-meter track at SPIRE and never slowed down, blasting through to the finish in the tenth fastest indoor time ever recorded by a high schooler in the event.

Watch the race video above.

In the same race, North Allegheny's Ayden Owens ran the fourth fastest time in history to finish second. Owens ran a PA#2 21.35, which is also a current US#4.

Watch Kratz also run a PA#1 in the 60 meters of 6.78 HERE and watch a post-race interview along with other meet coverage links below.


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