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Track: De'Anthony Thomas gets fastest time in nation

May 27, 2010 |  8:38 pm

De'Anthony Thomas of Los Angeles Crenshaw held nothing back Thursday night at the City Section track and field championships at Birmingham.

He ran the 200 meters in 20.61 seconds, the fastest time in the nation. It was barely over the allowable wind level at 2.1, but it doesn't take away from his performance, and he had a warning for his competitors at next weekend's state championships.

"They got to watch out for the Black Mamba," he said.

His teammate, Jonathan Downard, ran 20.86, the third-fastest time in the nation.

Thomas, a junior who committed to USC earlier this month, also won the 100 in a season-best 10.57.

Be'jon Bryant of Dorsey, the son of former 400-meter City champion Beno Bryant, won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.32.

Jasmine Woods of Woodland Hills El Camino Real won the girls' 100 in 12.02 and the 200 in 24.52.

Dorsey won the boys' title and Palisades won the girls' crown.

-- Eric Sondheimer