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Titi Takes Indoor 200m World Lead after Historic Weekend Performance
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Titi Takes Indoor 200m World Lead after Historic Weekend Performance

Jan. 22, 2018

Ncincilili Titi ââ’¬” Fastest Indoor 200m in the World This Season

MONACO — University of South Carolina track & field senior Ncincilili Titi now holds the fastest indoor 200m time in the world this season, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations. Titi ran his world-leading time of 20.45 Saturday in Clemson, S.C., and the mark topped the international leaderboard released Monday by the IAAF.

Titi’s performance has historical ramifications beyond just this season. It’s the second-fastest indoor 200m time achieved by an African sprinter in world history, trailing only the world record of 19.92 run by Namibia’s Frank Fredericks in 1996. It’s also the second-fastest indoor mark in Carolina history, behind the 20.38 of Rodney Martin, achieved in 20.38.

A six-time All-American out of Butterworth, South Africa, Titi has big ambitions for the 2018 NCAA season. Prior to the start of the campaign, he was ranked as the top collegiate 200m sprinter in the NCAA by FloTrack, while the USTFCCCA’s event rankings place him third in the nation.


Titi and the Gamecocks compete at the Columbia Challenge this weekend in New York City. The Gamecock run Jan. 26-27 at the historic Armory in Manhattan.