WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Stanford sophomore Steven Solomon was named Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the Pac-12 announced.
Solomon dominated the 400 meters at the Australian national championships on Saturday, winning by 0.87 while recording a time of 45.36 to break a Stanford school record that had stood since 1994.
It was the fastest 400 for Solomon since his run to the final at the 2012 Olympic Games, and is the second-fastest among collegians outdoors this season. Solomon also secured a spot on Australia’s Commonwealth Games team with the victory.
Solomon will run in the 400 meters and in the 4x400 relay at the Big Meet against California on Saturday at Berkeley's Edwards Stadium. The men's 400 is at 1:15 p.m. and the men's 4x400 at 2:50 p.m.
The meet begins at 9:30 a.m. with the women's hammer throw. The first running event is noon, with the women's 3,000 steeplechase.
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