Frank Fredericks of BYU raced past the field to win the 200 meters in Indianapolis at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday.
Fredericks, a senior, won his preliminary race in 21 seconds and then turned on the speed in the final to win with a time of 20.68 seconds.The time was a season best for Fredericks, eclipsing his old mark by one-one hundredth of a second.
Earlier in the day Fredericks ran preliminary and semifinal heats in the 55 meter dash and qualified for Saturday's final.
The fastest time of the day in the 55 meter dash was turned in by Notre Dame's Raghib Ismail, of football fame, with a time of 6.13. Fredericks ran a 6.17 in the semifinal.
Other BYU athletes participating in the meet include Dave Brannan in the pole vault which will be contested today.
Per Karlsson and Leif Lundahl were both competing in the 35 pound weight throw late Friday night. Karlsson and Lundahl finished first and second in last year's meet.