Harlow Tong Breaks Minnesota Indoor 200m Record!


Saint Paul Central senior Harlow Tong continued his strong season today with a record-breaking performance at the USATF Minnesota All-Comers #4 meet in the 200m, running a time of 22.05. This is the second state record that has been broken this indoor season after Dwyne Smith Jr. broke the state indoor record for the 400m. 

It was a close race the whole way through with, Tong and Juriad Hughes Jr. pulling away from the pack to finish 1st and second, with Tong breaking the state record and Hughes recording the #4 time all-time in Minnesota. 

Tongs time of 22.05 currently ranks tied for the 66th best time nationally this season and one of the ten best times from the Midwest region this season.

Top MN Boys 200m Indoor Times - All-Time

1Harlow Tong22.052024
2Dwyne Smith Jr.22.372023
3Quinn Evans22.392007
4Juriad Hughes Jr.22.402024
5Michael Nicometo22.452023

With this performance, Tong has cemented himself as potentially the greatest indoor sprinter that Minnesota has ever seen, with him ranking in the top five for the 60m, 200m, and 400m all-time.

1st place in the 400m is in sight with only Dwyne Smith Jr. ahead of him. The two will presumably go head-to-head a few more times this season. Ahead of him in the 60m, is Drew Olson and Beau Bofferding at 6.88 seconds and Ethan Peal at 6.90 seconds. 

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Tong has a chance to make history for the rest of this indoor season with several more records in his sights. Tong will also go into the outdoor season ranking as the top 200m and 400m returner in Minnesota this season, and owning a top-ten mark all-time in the 400m and a top-twenty all-time mark in the 200m.