USC sprinter Michael Norman made his pro debut today in Paris and ran the 200 meters in a personal-best time of 19.84 seconds. He also ran into a -0.6 headwind.
His USC teammate, Rai Benjamin, who also recently turned pro, ran a personal-best time of 19.99.
Meanwhile, it appears USC track coach Caryl Smith-Gilbert has fired assistant coach Sheldon Blockburger, who handled the jumpers. Among his athletes was Randall Cunningham, who was the NCAA champion in 2016 in the high jump and NCAA indoor champion in 2018.
Blockburger was in his third season at USC after spending 10 years at Arizona.
By my count, Smith-Gilbert has removed six assistant coaches in five seasons.