Andre Cason
Personal information
Born (1969-01-20) January 20, 1969 (age 55)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
College teamTexas A&M Aggies
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing the  United States
IAAF World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Stuttgart 4×100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stuttgart 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo 4x100 m relay
IAAF World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Seville 60 m
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1991 Havana 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1989 Duisburg 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1989 Duisburg 4 × 100 m relay
IAAF World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Barcelona 4 × 100 m relay

Andre Cason (born January 20, 1969) is an American former track and field sprinter. He was a member of the American 4 × 100 meters relay team that won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo with a world record time of 37.50 seconds. A few weeks after this event, Cason ran his first sub-10-second 100 meters race when winning in Koblenz in 9.99 seconds.

Cason attended Texas A&M University, where he was a two-time NCAA champion, and seven-time All-American for the Aggies.[1]

The 1992 season started well for Cason as he set the world indoor record for the 60 meters on three occasions, leaving a standing world record of 6.41, and equalled the world indoor record for the 50 meters with a time of 5.62. Cason kept his excellent form until the early summer. However, at the 1992 US Olympic Trials he suffered a career threatening injury with a torn Achilles tendon, and was out for the rest of the season.[2]

In 1993 Cason won the 100 m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon and won a silver medal over 100 m at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, running in 9.92 s. In the 4×100 m relay he was a member of the US team that tied the world record at 37.40 s in the semi-finals, and won the gold in the final with 37.48 s.

Cason coached the Liaoning Province Team Sprinters, and assisted in building and cultivating the Chinese National Sprint Team from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, Cason oversaw the high performance training for professional MMA fighters in Hong Kong. Since late 2014, Cason has been the National Sprint Coach for the country of Thailand, and the Thailand Olympic team.[3]

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
50 meters 5.62 Los Angeles, California, United States February 15, 1992
60 meters 6.41 Madrid, Spain February 14, 1992
100 meters 9.92 Stuttgart, Germany August 15, 1993

National titles


  1. ^ "Andre Cason '90, Track | Texas A&M Lettermen's Association". Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. ^ Litsky, Frank (1992-06-20). OLYMPICS; Not So Young, but Lewis Is Still Fast Archived March 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-03-19.
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