It was the fastest 100-meter dash ever run in a high school race in Nevada.
Garic Wharton of Valley now holds the record, but the top three boys finishers Friday at Del Sol all broke the previous record of 10.54 seconds set by Las Vegas High’s Charles Smith in 1983.
Wharton (10.39), Chaparral’s Joeal Hotchkins (10.43) and Liberty’s Shaun Murray (10.45) all surpassed the old mark.
The three runners, all representing the Class 4A Sunrise Region, were the top three seeds in the 100, and the race followed form.
The three friendly rivals bring out the best in each other, and they’ll meet again in today’s 200. Action resumes at 3 p.m.
Team scores entering today had Reno (34 points) ahead of Valley (29), Western (24) and Hug (23).
Chaparral was in seventh with 16 points but is in a good position to win the meet, with Hotchkins and the Cowboys entered as the top seeds in the 800 relay, the long jump and 200.
Wharton also anchored Valley to a win in the 400 relay as the Vikings (41.62) nipped Western (41.69). The wins in the 100 and 400 relays gave Valley a quick 20 points in the 4A meet.
Another state record was set by the Cheyenne 1,600 relay team. Chris Carroll, Khyriece Campbell, Marcus Sullivan and Akoya Hudkins ran 3:16.95, breaking the old mark of 3:17.89 set by Desert Pines in 2002.
Aaron Adkins of Las Vegas easily captured the 800 title. Running 1:53.80, just off of his stadium-record time of 1:53.23 set at the Sunrise meet, he never was challenged after the first 200 meters.
Another Southern 4A winner was Durango’s Donovan Lewis, who caught Sam Garcia of McQueen, the top seed in the 300 hurdles, in the stretch, in a winning time of 38.22.
Class 4A winners from Northern schools were Elko shot putter Zack Stetler (54 feet, 8½ inches), Reno pole vaulter Stefan Lillyhorn (15-0), Hug triple jumper Duke Williams (48-8½) and Carson 3,200 runner Richard Shroy (9:36.01).
In boys 3A competition, Boulder City (53) leads Faith Lutheran (45) and Dayton (44).
In one of the most hotly contested races of the day, Boulder City’s Matt Lundgren out-kicked Josh Thompson of Moapa Valley in the 3,200. Both runners broke 10 minutes — Lundgren winning in 9:50.03 to Thompson’s 9:51.99.
Class 2A competition at the end of the first day had Rite of Passage (78) with a comfortable lead over Calvary Chapel (59).
Class 1A team competition at end of the first day had Spring Mountain narrowly leading Sierra Lutheran, 74-69½.