The 100m field at the 41st Great Southwest Classic was so competitive that KaTia Seymour had to run one of the nation's fastest times just to win this event. Seymour was lined up against Sha'Carri Richardson of Dallas Carter, Kaylor Harris of Mesquite Horn and six other competitors.
Within the first few meters of the race, it was unclear who was leading. At about 50m, the race was close between Seymour, Harris, and Richardson. These three ladies started to pull away from the field halfway through the race. Palatka HS (FL)'s 2017 graduate stopped the clock with a 11.26 (1.9) to win the title and become the fastest girl in the 100m that season. Her time is currently the 19th fastest all-time in the 100m. Harris and Richardson tied for second in the nation that year at 11.34. Richardson ran that time at the Great Southwest Classic, however, Harris improved to this time at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
Seymour continued her athletic and academic career at Florida State University. Richardson became an LSU tiger and broke the collegiate record in the 100m with a 10.75 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a freshman. She decided to forgo her collegiate eligibility and become a professional athlete. Harris now competes for Texas Tech University.
GIRLS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 KaTia Seymour 11 Palatka HS 11.26 1.9 1 2 Sha'carri Richardson 10 Dallas Carter 11.34 1.9 1 3 Kaylor Harris 11 Mesquite Horn 11.41 1.9 1 4 Milan Young 11 Houston Lamar 11.65 1.9 1 5 Deja Ingram 10 Hazelwood Central High School 11.79 1.9 1 6 Raheema Westfall 11 STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School 11.86 1.9 1 7 Shaniya Williams 11 Miami Southridge HS 11.88 1.9 1 8 Madison Fuller 9 John Burroughs High School 11.92 1.9 1