With South African sprinters again rocketing to fast times in the early stages of the 2018 season, Ncincilili Titi ensured he was not forgotten on the other side of the Atlantic, with the US-based athlete storming to an impressive 200m personal best on Saturday.
Titi won the half-lap race at the USC Open, a collegiate meeting in Colombia, bolting across the line in 20.00.
The 24-year-old athlete chopped 0.14 off his previous personal best, set in Columbia in April last year, narrowly missing out on becoming the fifth South African sprinter to break the 20-second barrier.
He also set a University of South Carolina school record, clocking the fastest time on the NCAA circuit this season.
In the form of his life this year, Titi posted a 100m career best of 10.19 in Knoxville last week.
In January, he clocked 20.45 to break Morne Nagel’s 16-year-old national indoor 200m best by 0.09, adding further depth to the nation’s latest sprint explosion which was spearheaded by Clarence Munyai’s 19.69 SA 200m record during the domestic campaign.