2. Plantation American Heritage (Fl.) junior Anthony Schwartz recorded a wind-legal 10.15 second 100m dash at the Pepsi Florida Relays
Many know American Heritage (Fl.) junior Anthony Schwartz as one of the fastest sprinters in the state of Florida … and in the nation.
But now Schwartz may have to upgrade that description to one of the fastest "in the world" per his age bracket, considering the 17-year-old just recorded a U18 World Youth Record of 10.15 seconds in the 100m on Friday at the Pepsi Relays in Gainesville.
It was the seventh-best high school time recorded all-time and Schwartz became just the sixth athlete to run a time at 10.15 seconds or faster. On top of that, it was the fastest race ran in March ever.
His previous best came in the preliminaries, where he ran a time of 10.32 seconds. And before that, he had opened his season with a time of 10.37 seconds.
It's within reason to suspect Schwartz could find even more improvement in the remaining months.
Can he go under 10.10 seconds? The American high school boys record is 10.00, held by Trentavis Friday of Cherryville (NC) in 2014.
Schwartz, a three-star football recruit according to 247 Sports, has offers from Florida, Miami, Auburn, Baylor and Oregon, among 27 others.
The time certainly doesn't hurt his recruiting profile in football, either.