Track: Khalfani Muhammad is ready for Arcadia Invitational
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has produced three state sprint champions in Justin Fargas, Rodney Glass and now Khalfani Muhammad. But none have ever won an individual event at the Arcadia Invitational.
On Saturday night at Arcadia High, Muhammad hopes to end that. The defending state champion in the 100 and 200 is ready to take on his competitors.
Field events begin Saturday at 4 p.m. The first running event is at 5:25 p.m.
"This week is a big week," Muhammad said. "I've been looking forward to it all year. It's actually when the season starts."
Elijah Mitchell from Eastvale Roosevelt will be taking on Muhammad.
There are many top events on Saturday. In the 400, Beverly Hills' Alex Rohani will be challenged by Frank Kurtz from North Carolina Heritage.
The girls' shot put might be the best ever, with five competitors who have marks of at least 46 feet. In the girls' 100 and 200, junior Arianna Washington of Long Beach Poly goes against senior Kali Davis-White of Florida Boyd Anderson.
National cross country champion Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley is entered in the girls' 3,200.
-- Eric Sondheimer