Kratz Flies To Arcadia Wins


Austin Kratz picked up right where he left off after the indoor season.

The Dock Mennonite senior made his trip to California and the Arcadia Invitational worth it by capturing a pair of wins in the sprints and running a pair of the fastest times in Pennsylvania state history.

Kratz started his night off by winning the 100 meters in 10.34 (T-US#4). Then he came back and capped off the meet with a win in the 200 meters, running a time of 20.74 (US#3). Kratz matched up in the 100 and 200 meters with another one of the nation's top sprinters, Eric Allen Jr. of Bullis School (MD), who he saw at indoor nationals. Kratz had the advantage once again.

Both times are huge personal bests for Kratz. His previous 100-meter PR was 10.66, while his 200-meter PR stood at 21.01 from win at indoor nationals.

According to our records, Kratz' 100-meter time is the third fastest in state history, behind just William Reed (10.0 hand-time in 1986) and Deworksi Odom (10.26 in 1994). In the 200 meters, it's the second fastest time in state history according to our records, behind just Clinton Davis' 20.29 from 1983.

Watch an interview with Kratz above and check out the invitational 100 and 200 results from Arcadia.

INVITATIONAL BOYS 100 METER DASH FINALS
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Austin Kratz12Dock Mennonite Academy10.341.51
2Eric Allen Jr.12Bullis School10.431.51
3Asani Hampton12Yucaipa High (SS)10.471.51
4Christian Shakir12Murrieta Mesa (SS)10.581.51
5Kenan Christon11Madison Senior High (SD)10.681.51
6Quoi Ellis12Mt. Carmel High (SD)10.691.51
7Charles Johnson12Cheney Senior High School10.881.51
8Myles Gascon12Neuqua Valley High School11.141.51


INVITATIONAL BOYS 200 METER DASH FINALS
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Austin Kratz12Dock Mennonite Academy20.740.41
2Eric Allen Jr.12Bullis School20.940.41
3Asani Hampton12Yucaipa High (SS)21.350.41
4Kenan Christon11Madison Senior High (SD)21.420.41
5Christian Shakir12Murrieta Mesa (SS)21.430.41
6Caleb Roberson11Upland High (SS)21.580.41
7Matthew Okonkwo12Murrieta Mesa (SS)21.600.41
8Will Prettyman11East HS21.770.41
9Jaheim Brown-Taylor10Chandler High School21.770.41



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