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Track and field: Farmer's chances at a state title fade

June 5, 2010 |  9:04 pm

Gardena Serra's George Farmer seemed pretty upbeat at the time, but his defeat in the 100-meter dash at the state track championships Saturday may stick with him a while.

Farmer lost to Covina's Remontay McClain by .001 of a second, with McClain finishing in 10.448 to Farmer's 10.449.

McClain also defeated Farmer in the 200, meaning Farmer's last chance to win an unprecedented third state title in the same school year hinge on Serra's capturing the team title. And that isn't going to happen.

Carmichael Jesuit has a 12-point lead going into the final two boys' events, and Serra can make up only 10 points in the 4x400 relay.

Farmer, a junior, will have to come back next year to win a state track title. But there's no guarantee he will be part of a state champion in football and basketball again.

--Ben Bolch, reporting from Clovis

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