Mokone breaks WKU 800m record

David Mokone/

Chela Counts

Sophomore sprinter David Mokone cemented his place in the WKU record books on Feb. 11, running a school-record 1:48.61 to win the 800 meters at the SPIRE Division I Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.

It was the second time Mokone had broken that record in three weeks.

The Bultfontein, South Africa native ran the 800 meters in 1:49.62 on Jan. 28 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, breaking a 23-year-old school record.

He was named Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week after breaking the record the first time.