Josephus Lyles, a rising senior at T. C. Williams, brought home a silver and a bronze medal from the IAAF World Youth Championships on July 15-19 in Cali, Colombia. Lyles competed for Team USA in the 400 and 200 meter track events.
Lyles is a two-time U.S. national champion at 400 meters. He earned the silver medal in this event, posting a new record time of 45.46 which is now the second fastest time in the United States this season.
Lyles also competed in the 200 meter dash for Team USA. He won his preliminary heat. In the semifinals, Lyles broke 21 seconds for the first time, posting a new personal best time of 20.93 seconds. In the finals, Lyles won the bronze medal, setting yet another personal best time of 20.74.
Josephus’ older brother, Noah, also a rising senior at T. C. Williams, is competing for Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada, on July 31 – Aug. 1.