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A relaxed Michael Norman successfully defends his two state titles

A relaxed Michael Norman successfully defends his two state titles

Michael Norman knew he had to be at his best Saturday night to top what he did at the 2015 CIF state track and field championships.

On the same oval where he set a national record of 45.19 in the 400 meters one year earlier, the Vista Murrieta senior defended his title in grand style by winning in 45.77 at Buchanan High in Clovis and bolstering his confidence for the U.S. Junior Nationals in two weeks (also at Buchanan) and the U.S. Olympic Trials in July in Eugene, Oregon. 

"I tried to stay relaxed and pump my arms all the way through," said Norman, the reigning Gatorade national runner of the year, who also ran the first leg on the Broncos' victorious 4x100...

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