Chesapeake’s Michael Cherry wins 400m race, advances to semifinals on Monday morning

Japan 2020

Cherry is competing in the 400m semifinals at 7 a.m. ET Monday. Click here to watch live.

TOKYO (WAVY) — Chesapeake native Michael Cherry won his 400-meter race over the weekend in Tokyo as he advances to the semifinals at the Olympics.

Cherry was an All-American and state champion at Oscar Smith High School, a national champion at LSU, and a World Champion in the 4×400 relay.

The 400-meter semifinals are set for Monday.

Back in June, Cherry ran a personal-best time of 44.35, and finished runner-up behind Michael Norman in 400-meter Olympic trials.

Cherry is currently is competing in his very first Olympics.

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