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Competed: USC, 2018

Graduated: 2019

Major: Political Science

Birthdate: 7/27/1997

 
 
USC CAREER
  • USC 400m hurdles record-holder (47.02) and ran on the school record-setting 4x400m relay (2:59.00)
     

  • 2018 NCAA 400m hurdles champion…set collegiate record with a time of 47.02
     

  • 2018 NCAA 4x400m relay champion…set collegiate record with a time of 2:59.00
     

  • 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships…2nd in the 200m….1st in the 4x400m with a collegiate record time of 3:00.77
     

  • Began his career at UCLA…at the 2017 NCAA Championships was 2nd in the 400m hurdles & 6th in 2016

USA CAREER 
  • 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials…1st in 400m hurdles…makes 1st Olympic Team
     

  • 2019 USATF Championships…1st in 400m hurdles
     

  • 2019 World Championships…2nd in the 400m hurdles and 1st in the 4x400m relay
     

  • 2015 CARIFA U20 Games…2nd in the 400m (representing Antigua)
     

  • 2013 World Youth Championships…15th in the 400m hurdles (representing Antigua)

 

 
PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • 2021 Doha Diamond League 400m hurdles title
     

  • 2019 Rome Diamond League 400m hurdles title
     

  • 2019 Stanford Diamond League 400m hurdles title
     

  • 2019 Boston World Indoor Tour 300m title

PERSONAL
  • Parents are Winston Benjamin and Jeanette Mason…they are natives of Antigua and Rai represented the country in international competitions until 2018
     

  • His father played cricket for the West Indies and he was part of their 8-year unbeaten streak
     

  • From Mount Vernon, N.Y.