Walton commits to Texas A&M
The holder of the nation’s fastest time in the 400 for a high school athlete knows where he’s going to run in college.
Miramar senior Jamal Walton announced on Monday that he has committed to Texas A&M.
“After talking it over and weighing my options, my recruitment process has come to an end,” Walton wrote on Twitter. “With that being said, I have decided to take my talents to Texas A&M University !!!! ”
Walton’s 45.42-second time is the fastest any high school runner has run the 400 this season.
What’s more: That’s not even his personal best. He ran it in 44.99 seconds at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships last July. That time is second-fastest all-time for a high school runner. Only Darrell Robinson in 1982 has run it faster, according to MileSplit USA.
Last year, as a junior, Walton was a double state champion in the 400 and 200 in helping lead Miramar to the Class 4A state title, the Patriots’ first. He was Broward large schools Runner of the Sun Sentinel.
Walton also played football for the Patriots. In December, Terrence Horne, a Miramar teammate on both the football and track teams, signed with USF to participate in both sports during college football’s Early Signing Period. Year in the
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