San Diego-born Michael Norman already has a world record to his name — a 400-meter dash in 44.52 seconds at the 2018 NCAA indoor championships.

But Norman served notice Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays that he’s poised to claim the outdoor standard as well.

On a relatively slow El Camino College track with temperatures in the not-helpful-to-sprinters low 60s, the Nike-paid star out of USC ran a lap of the red Beynon oval in 43.45 seconds.

His time would have been a world record as recently as August 1988.

The only better performers in history?

South African Wayde van Niekerk (43.03 at the 2016 Rio Games) and Americans Michael Johnson (43.18) and Butch Reynolds (43.29).

Calling himself “pretty surprised,” Norman equalled a time by American Jeremy Wariner in 2007 and pushed his coach, Quincy Watts, down to No. 6 on the all-time list. And Watts was the 1992 Olympic champion.

“That was pretty fun,” said Rai Benjamin, his Nike and USC teammate, who was second in 44.31 — the No. 2 time in the world this year. “We’ve been going at it all week in practice.”

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A smiling Benjamin — who shares the American record in the 400-meter hurdles — said he told Norman in practice he’d “stomp his face in.”

But despite being even with 100 meters to go, Benjamin faded in the stretch.

“It was a great opener,” he told trackside reporters. “I’m excited to run the 400 hurdles.”

The Orange County Register’s Scott Reid asked the duo: “You know that [the IAAF world championships] aren’t until the end of September? I mean, this is really fast really early.”

Unworried about peaking prematurely, Norman said his coaches, Watts and Caryl Smith Gilbert, “have a specific plan for us to execute the rest of the season.”

In fact, Benjamin said they were “training through” the Torrance meet. (Next year, the Relays return to Walnut, where Hilmer Lodge Stadium is being rebuilt).

The 21-year-old Norman — who starred at Vista Murrieta High School — said Watts had been working with them on “executing things perfectly.”

He added with apparent seriousness: “I hope he’s happy with our performance today.”

Another happy athlete was high jumper Roderick Townsend-Roberts, 26.

The Northern Arizona University coach took eighth in the men’s invitational event at 2.14 meters — 7 feet and 1/4 inch — well behind Canadian winner Django Lovett’s 2.30 (7-6 1/2).

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But his third-try clearance was a world record in the T47 category of the International Paralympic Committee. (At birth, Townsend-Roberts suffered permanent nerve damage to his right shoulder, neck and arm.)

Roderick Townsend-Roberts congratulates event winner Django Lovett in the men’s invitational high jump at Mt. SAC Relays. Photo by Chris Stone

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games champion in the high jump and long jump beat his old record — set at Mt. SAC Relays in 2017 — of 2.13 meters (6-11 3/4).

Townsend-Roberts wasn’t the only Paralympian to star at Mt. SAC.

San Diego’s David Brown, a blind sprinter who won gold at the 2016 Paralympics, took the visually impaired 100 meters in 11.42 seconds, with Jerome Avery, his usual guide, at his side.

Brown, coached by Brazilian Olympic champ Joaquim Cruz, was the first blind sprinter to go under 11 seconds — clocking 10.92 in April 2014.

Complete results of the 61st Mt. SAC Relays are here.

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