* Jordan Anthony currently owns the fastest wind-legal time in the United States for a high schooler
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Want some interesting news from the weekend not relating to high school track?
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf stepped into a professional 100 meter race on Sunday at the USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC.
And he was pretty good!
The 2016 graduate of Oxford (MS) High School finished in 10.36 (+1.0) seconds, landing in ninth place in his heat and 15th overall in the first round, failing to qualify for the finals.
This being MileSplit, we're more interested in the cross-over component. Just how many high school athletes right now could beat DK Metcalf at 100 meters?
Here's the full list (only wind-legal times are considered):
|Jordan Anthony||Tylertown (MS)||10.30||1.4|
|Zachariah Branch||Bishop Gorman (NV)||10.33||1.3|
|Leon Elloie||Warren Easton (LA)||10.33||1.3|
|Aaron Bell||Terry Parker (FL)||10.34||1.7|
|Gavin Schurr||Fairview (CO)||10.36||0.1|
Now, of course, there may be more athletes capable of running a wind-legal time of 10.36.
But some performances require a bit more analysis.
Here's a list of athletes who very well could beat DK Metcalf in a race -- although, this is far more subjective:
|Erriyon Knighton||Tampa Hillsborough||9.99||2.7|
|Jose Garcia||Harlingen (TX)||10.00||5.7|
|Connor Washington||The Woodlands (TX)||10.00||5.7|
|Jaylen Slade||IMG Academy (FL)||10.03||2.7|
|Omari Walker||McKinney (TX)||10.16||5.7|
|Trevion McCalla||Atascocita (TX)||10.18||5.7|
|Keanu Jones||Brenham (TX)||10.23||2.3|
|Jekovan Rhetta||Parker (AL)||10.27||3.0|
|Anthony Smith||Eastside Catholic (WA)||10.36||NWA|