The Southern Section track and field championships are set for Saturday at Mount San Antonio College, and the 100-meter races could be as sizzling as the weather.
Khalfani Muhammad — the defending state champion from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame — continues to be the runner to watch, but there are a lot of competitors closing in, which should push him to keep lowering his times.
In the Division 3 final, Muhammad will face a challenge from Encino Crespi freshman Tarrik Brock, who ran the fastest 100 time by a freshman in state history in the preliminaries at 10.57 seconds.
In the Division 1 final, sophomore Miles Valentine of Upland ran a wind-aided 10.36 seconds at the prelims. All three are expected to make it to next week's Masters Meet at Cerritos College.