Dwyne Smith Jr. Breaks Minnesota State Indoor 400m Record


Long one of the best 400m runners in Minnesota, Dwyne Smith Jr. can now call himself a state record holder in the event. At the USATF Minnesota All-Comers Meet #3, Smith broke the Minnesota state record for the indoor 400m, running a time of 48.73.

Smith broke the record previously held by 2007 Mounds View graduate Quinn Evans who ran a time of 49.20 in February of 2007.

It was a close race with Smith edging out Harlow Tong to the line by 0.13 seconds, with both runners breaking the previous record and both becoming the first Minnesota boys all-time to run under 49 seconds indoors. 

Minnesota Boys Top Indoor 400m Times (All-Time)

1Dwyne Smith Jr.48.732024
2Harlow Tong48.862024
3Quinn Evans49.202007
4Nate Roese49.342013
5Dylan Smerillo50.252017
6Henry Darling50.422010
7Ramy Ayoub50.432022
8Joseph Manser50.512022
9Austin Salargo50.522012
10Tanner Grubb50.972014

Alongside his new state 400m, Smith is also the states indoor 200m record holder after breaking the record last year. 

Minnesota Boys Top Indoor 200m Times (All-Time)
1Dwyne Smith Jr.22.37
2Quinn Evans22.39
3Michael Nicometo22.45
4Ezekial Clark22.53
5Jake Gourley22.54

Nationally this indoor season, Smith has been one of the best performers thus far, ranking tied for 17th in the 400m and T-229th in the 200m after just one meet. 

Smith has already cemented his senior indoor season as one of the best in Minnesota history. With many more meets in Minnesota, regionally and nationally on the way, who knows how high Smith will set the bar in 2024.