It’s a wonder the state of Arizona itself wasn’t lit on fire due to the friction heat emerging from beneath Luke Zuluaga’s feet. He was that fast.
A senior at Seton Catholic, Zuluaga completed a remarkable senior season by capturing the Division III 100-meter title and three relay crowns, all of which came with him running the anchor leg. While the breadth of Zuluaga’s performance was impressive, his anchor leg of the 4×100 was the breathtaking moment of the entire meet.
You can see Zuluaga’s full sprint in all its glory via MaxPreps above, but suffice to say it started with his Seton Catholic squad far from the front and concluded with Zuluaga crossing the finish line first.
Here, let Zuluaga’s Seton Catholic relay-mate Brandon Garcia explain just how much ground Zuluaga had to cover in a short amount of time to go from fifth place to first.
“We were way behind,” Garcia told the East Valley Tribune. “He took it from me, put his head off and just took off. It was unbelievable.”
Unbelievable until you see the video proof.