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Texas A&M sprinter belly flops over finish line to beat teammate for conference title


Infinite Tucker leaps across the finish line to win an SEC title.

Texas A&M teammates Infinite Tucker and Robert Grant had the rest of the conference smoked in Saturday’s 400 meter hurdles at the SEC championships. Coming off the final hurdle, the pair had about a one-second lead over the rest of the field, an eternity with only a couple meters remaining.

Tucker was not content to coast across the finish line with his teammate. Maybe three meters before the finish line, he perfectly timed a leap into the air and flopped over the finish to beat Grant by nine-hundredths of a second.

Tucker’s winning time of 49.38 and Grant’s runner-up mark of 49.47 are now the two fastest times in Division I, according to TFRRS. The Aggie men finished fourth in the conference with 86.5 points, 18 of them coming from Tucker and Grant in the 400 hurdles.

After the race, Grant told ESPN that “If I say what I thought on this camera, microphone right now, Coach Henry would kick me off the team.”