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Track and field: It's a runaway for Covina's Remontay McClain in boys' 100

June 3, 2011 |  7:58 pm

A lone sprinter pulled into a commanding lead about halfway through the boys' 100-meter dash Friday when the public-address announcer aptly described the race:

"Remontay McClain, is there any doubt?"

There was no questioning McClain's dominance in an event in which runners are usually tightly packed. The senior from Covina won in 10.31 seconds, tying his personal best mark and coming within one-hundredth of a second of the state meet record set in 1990 by Riley Washington of San Diego Southwest.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Khalfani Muhammad won his heat in 10.56 and Rancho Bernardo's Jared Pickering won his heat in 10.60 to advance to Saturday's championship race, where they will face McClain, the defending state champion.

Also qualifying from Southern California were Oaks Christian's Vinnie Saucer (10.65), Dorsey's Marvin Hall (10.75) and Miller's Devonte Stewart (10.75).

McClain declined to speak with reporters after the event, saying he wanted to wait until after he ran the 200.

--Ben Bolch in Clovis