VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- King Combest's best days are ahead of him.
But on Saturday, the 14-year-old could bask in at least in one big early-career win, as he won a national 60m middle school title in 7.16 seconds at adidas Track Nationals.
Afterward, King embraced with his father, Casey, the high school national record-holder at the distance, who is now his son's coach. On Saturday, Casey watched from afar as his son scooped up his latest accomplishment.
That winning mark came after a semi-final round of 7.17 seconds, and it followed across a season that saw King register times of 7.08, 7.10, 7.11 and 7.12 in the 60m.
According to the MileSplit database, no middle school boy has ever run faster for the distance.
And perhaps that's an interesting footnote, considering Casey's history and legacy.
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