2021 MileSplit TN MOTY: #2 Langlois Emerges As Top Sprinter

2021 Moments of the Year

To finish off 2021, we're going to countdown the MileSplit TN Top 10 Moments of the Year. Each day one 'moment' will be posted in the morning and one in the afternoon so check back as they get posted. As you'll see throughout the countdown, last year was filled with incredible drama, can't miss racing, and record breaking history. Enjoy.

#2 Langlois Emerges As Top Sprinter

As a freshman, Bearden's Christian Langlois raced sporadically. He only has five individual races documented to his athlete profile. I imagine he was likely utilized a bit more on relays as most freshman are who are looking for a spot on a varsity roster. In 2019, he was injured only documenting two races that season. In 2020, he was able to get in two races before every thing shut down with respectable openers of 23.11 and 11.14. The potential was there and in 2021, Langlois wasted no time picking up where 2020 left off posting a 23.03 and 10.97 before the end of March. The name caught my attention in the rankings as it wasn't one that was familiar to me at the time but after the Farragut Invitational on April 3rd, every one in the state knew the name "Christian Langlois" in large part due to how he finished this relay. 

On the day, Langlois would win three events running 10.97 and 22.17. By state, those PRs would turn into 10.45 and 21.67 which would rank #1 and #2 respectively headning into Rockvale. 

There were no guarantees in either event as other top sprinters in the state would flank his right and left. Jordan Ware of Memphis Central and Javon Burke of Bradley Central both had times faster or within tenths of a second of Christian's and while I predicted no sprinter would sweep these races, Langlois had different plans. 

Langlois's 10.43 is the fastest wind-legal time ever run at the TSSAA State Track and Field Championships.

Langlois's 21.09 bettered the previous wind legal record by .01 seconds.

In his his first and only time running at a State Championship competition, Christian Langlois runs the fastest 100m and 200m wind-legal times ever run at the event. He now attends the University of Tennessee where he joins former Whitehaven Tiger Emmanuel Bynum who set the 400m state record in 2019. Might be a scary combo to have on the track for the next 2-3 years and I for one am looking forward to it. 

Previous Moments in the Countdown:

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