Covina’s McClain headed to the Big Apple

By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
Now that Covina High School’s Remontay McClain put his name in the California track and field history books, what does he do for an encore? He says hello to New York.
McClain, who on Saturday became just the third competitor to win the 100 and 200 meters at the CIF State championships in back-to-back years, will take part in the adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York City.

The meet, expected to feature some of the world’s top Olympic athletes, including American sprinters Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix, is scheduled for Saturday.

McClain will compete in the Boys Dream 100, which features the top junior sprinters in the country.

McClain, who earned the trip after qualifying earlier this year, goes East after not only winning both sprint events at the state meet but winning the 100 by 0.39 seconds, the largest margin of victory since electronic timing was established in 1980.

The Covina senior, who will attend Azusa Pacific University in the fall, has run as fast as 10.31 this season.

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