Todd breaks 800 record, named Big South’s top freshman

February 29, 2016

Michael Todd track and field runner

Michael Todd

Anchorage’s Michael Todd played a pivotal role in helping Liberty University win the men’s conference title at the Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia.

The freshman was part of the victorious 4×400-meter relay and broke the conference indoor record in winning the 800 on his own.

He was named Men’s Freshman of the Year for the conference.

Todd, of ACS fame, became the first Liberty freshman ever to capture the Big South indoor 800 title. He clocked a PR time of 1:52.43 to break the meet record and move up to fourth in program history.

Earlier, he helped claim Liberty’s second straight 4×400 relay crown and fourth in the past five seasons with a season-best time of 3:17.08.

Last season as a senior at ACS he won the regional cross country title and later went on to claim Boys Athlete of the Meet honors at the Class 1-2-3A state meet after winning the 400, 800 and 1,600 titles.