EUGENE, OR — This years 100 Meters final is going to be fast. Maybe the fastest ever! Last year Christian Coleman was edged out by Superman Jarrion Lawson and Cameron Burrell took fourth behind Senoj-Jay Givans. Mr. Coleman representing the University of Tennessee is the clear favorite after breaking the collegiate record in 9.82 seconds. Nothing new to us because we seen a glimpse of his greatness at the 2016 Florida Relays. We would love to crown him but Houston’s Cameron Burrell and newcomer Christopher Belcher of North Carolina A&T have times that are in the hunt for a spoil. Burrell has been breaking records also and having legendary coach Carl Lewis does not hurt one bit. Belcher has been just as busy breaking records in the MEAC and comes into the final with the 2nd fastest time 9.93 seconds. This years field of 4 Juniors and 4 Seniors should be interesting just don’t blink because 3 guys maybe faster than the old record 9.89 set by Ngonidzashe Makusha of Florida State.
The way the field is set Coleman should get the win but look for Senoj-Jay GIVANS of Texas to wiggle his way to third between Burrell and Belcher.