Anna Hall and Justin Robinson claimed victories in the women’s and men’s 400m finals, respectively, at the 2023 USATF Indoor Championships on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hall’s win over the two-lap event came after a grueling three-day competition in which she also set a new American record in the Pentathlon. On Saturday, the heptathlete covered the first 200m of the race in 23.38 seconds before maintaining her form to power to a lifetime best of 51.03 seconds.
Na’asha Robinson, who started the week as the pre-championship favorite, finished second to Hall with a season’s best time of 52.30 seconds, while Brittany Aveni took third in a personal best of 52.67 seconds. – Read more: Aleia Hobbs stormed to 6.94secs, wins 60m at US Indoor Championships 2023
Bianca Stubler (54.18), Erin Dowd (55.05), and Simone Wilson (55.31) rounded out the rest of the field.
In the meantime, Robinson won the men’s 400m final in a time of 45.40 seconds, outpacing Noah Williams in the final meters to take the win to set a Sun Devils program record. Williams finished in 45.69 seconds, with Craig Allen taking third place with a time of 46.11 seconds.
Trevor Bassitt (46.13) and Brycen Spratling (46.34) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Meanwhile, despite feeling exhausted after three consecutive days of competition, Hall pushed herself to a personal best for the win, and the 2022 world heptathlon bronze medalist acknowledged the toll of the demanding schedule but took great satisfaction in her achievement in the end.
“[This win] means a lot to me. I’ve just been working so hard,” said Hall in a post-race interview.
Looking ahead to the outdoor season, she plans to take a well-deserved break to recharge and continue building on her success.
Below are the results of the women’s and men’s 400m finals at the 2023 USATF Indoor Championships:
Women’s 400m Final Results:
Men’s 400m Final Results:
Note: PB = Personal Best, SB = Season’s Best.