Track: Khalfani Muhammad runs personal best 10.33 100 meters
Helped by 3.1 wind and the competitive setting of the Southern Section track and field championships, defending state champion Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame won the Division 3 100 meters on Saturday in a personal-best time of 10.33 seconds, the best time in the state this year.
Danny Andrews of Bishop Amat was second in 10.54 seconds and freshman Tarrik Brock of Crespi was third in 10.61 seconds.
"It's a pretty special moment," Muhammad said.
There was lots of speed on display. In the Division 2 100, Morgan Simon of Loyola ran away from the field in 10.44 seconds. In the Division 1 final, sophomore Myles Valentine won in 10.48. In the Division 4 race, another sophomore, Malik Roberson, won in 10.46.
In the girls' 100, Long Beach Poly's Ariana Washington crushed her competitors in the sizzling wind-aided time of 11.20, best in the nation this year. She won the 200 in 23.33.
Simon won the Division 2 200 in 21.14. Valentine won the Division 1 200 in 21.06. Muhammad won the Division 3 100 in 20.84, third-best in the nation.
Here's the link to complete results.
-- Eric Sondheimer