TASTY RACE Fast Times At Windy Redondo Track Fest


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As of Tuesday afternoon, the MileSplit database listed four of the top 25 boys all-conditions 100-meter dash times in the country came out of Heat 17 at Saturday's Redondo Track Festival. 

There, enjoying the push of a 3.8-meters-per-second wind, Simi Valley (SS) junior Jaelon Barbarin and Servite (SS) senior Max Thomas each recorded a national-leading time of 10.37 seconds. Barbarin got the win with a strong lean at the line as the two Southern Section sprinters currently sit atop the U.S. rankings for all-conditions 100-meter dashes.

Long Beach Poly senior Jaelen Knox was third in 10.53, which ranks U.S. No. 14  and Clovis North senior Jake Parnagian was fourth in 10.56, ranking in a tie for 21st. 

Boys 100 Meters (Race 17)


SchoolClassTime/Wind +3.8
1. Jaelon BarbarinSimi Valley (SS)Jr. 10.37
2.Max ThomasServite (SS)Sr.10.37
3.Jaelen KnoxLong Beach Poly (SS)Sr.10.53
4.Jake ParnagianClovis North (CS)Sr. 10.56
5.Cameron TarverFresno Central (CS)Sr.10.60
6.Patrick Ize-IyamuChaminade (SS)Sr.10.67
7.Nicholas GatesCalabasas (SS)Sr.10.73
8.Imari ConleyFresno Central (CS)Jr.10.73

Interview with Jaelon Barbarin

The USC-bound Thomas won the 400-meter dash in a CA No. 2 and U.S. No. 14 time of 48.12. 

Interview with Max Thomas

Interview with Jaelen Knox

Race video and interviews by Daniel Hernandez