Just How Good Was Jordan Anthony This Weekend? Insanely Good

There were several impressive displays of sprinting prowess across two major events this weekend in New York.

Jordan Anthony arguably had the best of all of them. 

The Tylertown (MS) High School senior and Kentucky recruit absolutely wowed those looking on at Nike Indoor Nationals on Saturday in Staten Island, New York, clocking the third-fastest 200m performance in high school history. 

Anthony ran 20.64 seconds, moving past runner-up Zyaire Nuriddin of Montverde Academy in the final meters, and John Robinson of Major Impact.

It was the third-fastest performance in high school history, only behind Jaylen Slade (20.62) an Noah Lyles (20.63).

And it wasn't really close. 

Anthony broke 21 seconds twice, in both his prelims on Friday in 20.87 seconds and in his finals performance. 

That was his second big accomplishment, though.

Earlier, he won the 60m championship in 6.69 seconds, just four hundredths of a second off his personal best time. 

"It means a lot," Anthony said of winning the 60m. "I come from Tylertown, Mississippi. We don't get looked at. We're like the underdog. So we came out here on a big stage and show out and perform and put my city on the map." 

With a successful season under his belt already, he didn't feel as if he needed to prove anything, either. 

"I just got out, cruised," he said. "I could have ran a little faster time. I'm not here to prove nothing to nobody. I'm here to keep improving." 

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