Sunday's sprint finals should be downright electric.
Check out these two times. Which belongs to whom?
- 60/200: 7.40/23.24
- 60/200: 7.40/23.85
They're almost identical, but the first belongs to Davis and the second belongs to Steiner. On Sunday, perhaps either could win either race.
And in the boys 200/400 field, things have gotten super interesting as well. Miami Gardens Express (FL) athlete Tyrese Cooper finds himself in both finals after perfunctory outings on Saturday, including a third-ranked 200m time of 21.36 seconds and a second-ranked 47.54 time in the 400m.
You have to believe that Cooper is going after both wins on Sunday -- especially considering the last time he faced Brian Herron, at the VA Showcase in January, the Georgia athlete handed him a loss in the 200m.
But the 400m will be nasty, too. The field is superb.
400m Prelims 1 Ramey, Nicholas 19 Snellville, GA F 47.52q 1 2 Cooper, Tyrese 19 Miami Gardens, FL F 47.54q 2 3 Herron, Brian 19 Decatur, GA F 47.74q 7 4 Johnson, Trey 18 Fayetteville, GA 48.11q 3 5 Green, Miles 18 Philadelphia, PA 48.23q 5 6 Wilson, Nicholas 19 Accokeek, MD 48.31q 2 7 James, Donnie 18 Detroit, MI 48.44q 4 48.433 7 Ross, Randolph 19 Garner, NC 48.44q 2 48.43
In the 200m, it's going to be a tough go as well, if you consider the possibility of the winner needing to go under 21 seconds.
200m Prelims 1 Allen, Eric 18 Potomac, MD F 21.08q 3 2 Kratz, Austin 18 Telford, PA F 21.11q 9 3 Cooper, Tyrese 19 Miami Gardens, FL 21.36q 7 21.357 4 Heslop, Mario 19 Somerset, NJ 21.36q 10 21.360 5 Moore, Marcellus 20 Plainfield, IL 21.52q 2 6 Moore, Okheme 18 Tuscaloosa, AL 21.60q 6 7 Moorer, Matthew 18 Ypsilanti, MI 21.73q 10 8 Flournoy, James 19 Westland, MI 21.74q 9