Jeremy Wariner, who helped Baylor capture the 4x400-meter relay NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships, the indoor title with an NCAA-record time of 3:03.96, has officially retired.
Wariner won a gold medal by helping lead the United States to a sweep in the 400 meters at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, with a school-record time of 44.00. Wariner then claimed his second gold medal by running the third leg of the U.S. 4x400-meter relay and handing the baton to Baylor teammate Darold Williamson.
Wariner became the first athlete to sweep the major 400-meter titles in one year in 2004, by winning the Olympic gold, the U.S. Championship and the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles.
In 2008, under the coaching of Michael Ford, Wariner anchored the U.S. men’s 4x400-meter relay to a gold medal, setting a new Olympic record in the process. Wariner continued his dominance in the quarter-mile in 2007, winning each 400 meter race and capturing gold at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Wariner became the third-fastest ever over 400 meters with a personal best of 43.45. He also ran anchor leg at the World Championships in the 4x400-meter relay, helping the United States to gold in 2:55.56.