TRACK: Colton's Malik Knott qualifies for final in Class 3A boys' 100-meter dash
The Vikings' sophomore posted a personal best of 11.22 seconds during Thursday's preliminaries of the OSAA track and field championships at Eugene's Hayward Field
Colton sophomore Malik Knott advanced to Fridays Class 3A boys 100-meter dash final after posting a personal best of 11.22 seconds in Thursdays preliminaries of the the OSAA track and field championships at Eugenes Hayward Field.
The top three finishers in two preliminary heats plus the next two fastest times advanced to the finals. Knott finished fourth in his heat, but advanced with the days fourth-fastest time overall.
It felt good, really good, said Knott, who set his previous best of 11.34 three weeks ago in a West Valley League meet at Colton. I wasnt planning on getting first today. I was planning on making it to finals, which happened, so thats good.
I thought I got a pretty good start. It was smooth the whole, entire way through, and I think I finished strong.
Lakeviews Lane Hadley had the fastest preliminary time of 11.04, running in the same heat with Knott. Hadley was followed across the finish line by Clatskanies Codi Blodgett in 11.12 and De La Salle Norths Darion Smalley in 11.13.
Ive never run against any of those guys. That was my first time ever, said Knott, who also qualified for Thursdays 3A boys long jump final. Ill be happy with whatever I get in the 100 right now.
In the 3A girls' 3,000, Colton sophomore Brylee Moyle placed ninth in a time of 11:55.92. Moyle won last week's West Valley League district title in a personal best time of 11:25.08, earning a spot in the state meet for the first time.