Track: Tarrik Brock runs fastest 100 meters by a freshman in state history [Video]
Tarrik Brock, a 15-year-old at Encino Crespi, ran the fastest legal 100 meters in state history for a freshman on Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 track and field prelims at Estancia High in Costa Mesa.
He won his heat in 10.57 seconds. That's a school record.
"It's just hard work and dedication sticking to the training plan my coaches have set for me," he said.
His primary coach is his mother, Kanika, a former USC track runner. His father, Tarrik, is a base running coordinator for the Miami Marlins organization.
Khalfani Muhammad, the defending state champion in the 100 from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, won his heat in 10.53 seconds.
Brock tied for third place in the Mission League finals behind Muhammad. He's a 6-foot, 146-pound wide receiver for Crespi's football team, but his track performance is going to attract attention from around the country.
"My reaction was to keep humble," he said.
Asked if he's going to take aim at Muhammad, Brock said, "My goal is to do the best I can with the people in my race."
-- Eric Sondheimer