Kenan Christian, left, held off Cameron Reynolds (4) to win the State 200m title. (Credit: Dan Tyree)
Kenan Christian, who in a year went from barely making the podium at the CIF State Meet to the top step in two events, has been selected as the Gatorade California Boys Track & Field Player of the Year.
Christian, a 2019 graduate of San Diego Madison High who is already enrolled at USC on a football scholarship, swept the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the State Meet held at Buchanan High in Clovis on Memorial Day weekend.
Christon's winning time in the 100m of 10.30 with a 1.2 meters per second legal wind, equalled the meet record time set in 1992 by another San Diego Section sprinter, Riley Washington of Chula Vista Southwest.
Christon's 100m time ranks CA No. 1 and U.S. No. 3 and is equal to the fifth-fastest wind-legal 100m in California history.
In the 200m, Christon came in with a San Diego Section record of 20.55 (CA No. 1, U.S. No. 2, and CA No. 5 all-time). Although he didn't quite go that fast at State, his windy 20.69 was fast enough to hold off a late charge by Clayton Valley's Cameron Reynolds to win.
As a junior, Christon placed sixth in both the sprint races.
- GATORADE RELEASE
- WATCH STATE MEET DAY 2 RACES
- WATCH THE 100M FINAL
- WATCH THE 200M FINAL
- STATE MEET DAY 1 ARTICLE ON CHRISTON
- PRE-STATE FEATURE ON CHRISTON