As MileSplit counts down to the Flo Golden South Classic on May 27, we're looking back at some of the best years in meet history. Check back every day for a new moment and register to make your mark on history here!
Moment No. 6: All-Time-Great Aldrich Bailey Runs 45-Second 400m
In the 2012 Olympic year--a senior from Mansfield Timberview High School in Texas stole headlines as the hottest quarter-miler in town: Aldrich Bailey.
That year was a dream season for the future Texas A&M Aggie and now Texas Longhorn, who clocked his personal best of 45.19 to rank No. 6 all-time in prep history, competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and earned a bronze medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships.
Aldrich ran under 46 seconds eight times that season, including a stunning 45.58 to set the meet record at the Golden South Invitational while rocking a blue Team USA kit.
Watch the race video and post-race interview below.