Keelan Wright Scores Impressive Arcadia 100m Title

ARCADIA -- Taking down two defending state champions in a high-stakes race like Arcadia? 

There are few things that mean more that that over a track season. 

But that's exactly what Temecula Chaparral's Keelan Wright did on Saturday in the invitational 100m, clocking a wind-legal 11.54 (+1.3) to defeat Cesar Chavez's (AZ) Mayen Usoro (11.63) and Oaks Christian's (CA) Niya Clayton (11.67). 

"I feel like I executed well," said Wright, who resides the CIF Southern Section. "It was an overall good race."

What's more, Wright wasn't even in the conversation last year. 

As a sophomore, her season ended in early March, well before the state series begun in California. 

Clayton, a then-junior who signed with Oregon over the National Letter of Intent Period, proceeded to go undefeated over the qualifying process all the way up to the state championships, later winning the CIF title in 11.45. 

So Wright certainly made a statement on Saturday. 

"I would say right now. I'm in a good place," she said. "I executed what I needed to. I came out and did what I wanted to."