Flashback Friday: KaTia Seymour Takes Down Heavy 100m Field

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. 

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