Noah Lyles put on a show in the sprints at the U.S. Track and Field Junior National Championships this weekend.
Lyles (T.C. Williams; Alexandria, Va.) won the 200 meters in 20.18 seconds, the third-fastest high school time in the history of the USATF Junior National Championships. He also equaled the fifth-fastest all-time U.S. Junior time and seventh-fastest all-time Junior time in the world.
Lyles had won the 100 meters a day earlier in a time of 10.14 seconds, fourth-best for an American junior in history.
“I want to go all the way. Being the best, and to be the best, you have to run the fastest times,” he told MileSplit.com. “I’m going after the fastest times. We have a whole other year. If we don’t get it done this year, we’ll set it up for next year.
“I’m not done at all.”
In the 200, Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta finished second in a California state record time of 20.24 seconds. Norman had not lost in the 200 this season and had already run the sixth-fastest U.S. Junior time in history at 20.3 seconds.