Serra’s George Farmer, McClain and Lee’s biggest threat in the 100 and 200 meters, turned his ankle and scratched from both races at the D-4 meet today.
By Aram Tolegian, Staff Writer
It wasn’t so much about what 100-meter dash defending state champion Remontay McClain of Covina High School did on Saturday afternoon during the CIF-Southern Section prelims, it’s what his main rival — Serra’s George Farmer — didn’t do. And that’s run. McClain easily won the 100 in Division 3 in a wind-aided time of 10.28 seconds to qualify for next week’s championship. But Farmer, who had formed a major rivalry with McClain after finishing second to him in last year’s state championship race and beating McClain at this year’s Arcadia Invitational, injured his ankle and was unable to run in the Division 4 prelims, thus ending his season. The defection of Farmer means that West Covina’s Beejay Lee, who won the Division 1 prelim in 10.48 on Saturday, will now become McClain’s biggest threat later in the season. Lee also won the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.00. (to continue click thread)
Elsewhere in Division 3, San Dimas’ Katherine Salcido had a big day, qualifying for the championship events next week in the high jump, long jump, relays and hurdles.
Arcadia distance runner Ammar Moussa punched his ticket into next weekend’s Division 1 championship field in the 3,200-meter run by finishing second in a time of 9:13.88. Teammate Allen Leung wasn’t far behind, qualifying in ninth in 9:20.09.
Alhambra’s James Martin won the Division 1 300-meter hurdles in 38.57 and was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.85.
Walnut girls pole vaulter Chesley Ekelem had the high mark of the day in Division 1, posting a 10-09.
In Division 4, Muir hurdler Daityvon McFadden won the 300 hurdles in a time of 39.28. Muir’s boys 4×100 relay team finished fifth and qualified for next week’s finals in a time of 44.29.