Track: Eight runners are under 11 seconds in Mission League 100 final
It was an astonishing 100-meter final on Thursday at the Mission League track and field finals at Occidental College.
When long-time coaches took a look at the scoreboard, they were shaking their heads in amazement.
"That's crazy," Loyola Coach Mike Porterfield said when he saw that all eight runners in the boys' final had run under 11 seconds.
Leading the way was defending state champion Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame who ran a season-best wind-aided 10.36 seconds. Second was Morgan Simon of Loyola in 10.58. Tied for third were the stars of the future, sophomore Dominic Davis of Alemany and freshman Tarrick Brock of Crespi, at 10.71.
Then came Loyola's Mekai Sheffie (10.86), Notre Dame's Max Leon (10.95), Chaminade's JT Hill (10.96) and Loyola's Lee Duncan (10.97).
Notre Dame Coach Joe McNab said he's never seen a league final with so many fast 100-meter times in 32 years of coaching.
"It speaks to the amount of qualiity kids in our league," he said.
Muhammad came back to run another sizzling time to win the 200 in 20.87. Simon was second in 21.12.
Loyola's 400-meter relay team set a school record with a time of 40.89. The team was made up of Duncan, Nico Evans, Simon and Sheffie.
Freshman Courtney Corrin of Harvard-Westlake won the girls' long jump in 20-6 1/2.
Here's the link to complete results.
-- Eric Sondheimer